Kinetica is an app for exploring data on your iPad. Instead of forcing you to use a boring old spreadsheet, Kinetica lets you see, touch, sift, and play with your data in a physical environment.
Kinetica brings a table of data into the physical world. Each row of data becomes a circle that responds to your touches and interactions. Want a chart? Pick two columns from your table and then magnetically graph them. Want to filter some data? Grab a sifter and drag it across your data, picking up the points you don't want as you go.
Kinetica started out as a research project studying how we can help people understand information using tablet computers. In developing and testing it, we've had users exploring models of cars trying to find the vehicle for them, understanding deep trends in data about the Titanic shipwreck, and exploring census data to learn about the neighborhoods of Pittsburgh.
Kinetica requires an Apple iPad with at least iOS version 6. For tables larger than 200 rows, a new iPad 4 is recommended for optimal performance.
Here is an example spreadsheet you could load into Kinetica. Notice how the first column always contains names for points. Kinetica will figure out to do with the rest of the table.
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