So, what do violins have to do with water quality?
Data visualisation is an important tool for understanding and extracting knowledge from complex data sets. Visualisations using violin plots (which our team affectionately refers to as manta rays!) provide a unique way to display a variety of data in one graph, allowing users to quickly recognize trends and make informed decisions.
By grouping multiple violin plots, it is possible to rapidly identify which areas have higher levels of contaminants, which process components have better performance than others and the relationships that exist between hazards and events. This information helps to improve performance understanding and optimise efficiencies across the whole supply chain, helping managers to reduce costs and save lives.
The elegant visualisation also helps those less familiar with the technical aspects, such as boards and executives, to understand system performance. This in turn helps to improve organisation-wide information transparency and accountability.
Our Information Engine™ water quality intelligence software package comes with violin plots as one of a suite of standard features. So, if you’re looking to gain an advantage in your water quality operations, maybe it’s time to think about how you visualise your data, and make violin plots an integral part of your own water quality toolbox. Contact us to find out how you can start understanding and improving your own processes, today.