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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7551/978-0-262-33027-5-ch068
Pages 381–388
First published 20 July 2015

Omnigram Explorer: A Simple Interactive Tool for the Initial Exploration of Complex Systems

Tim Taylor, Alan Dorin, and Kevin Korb

Abstract

We describe the design of Omnigram Explorer (OMG), an open-source tool for the interactive exploration of relationships between variables in a complex system. OMG is designed to help researchers gain a holistic, qualitative understanding of the relationships between variables in their data at a preliminary stage of analysis; such exploration might highlight interactions that warrant further quantitative investigation using other tools. We illustrate OMG’s use on real-world data, and also describe its potential as a tool for communication to non-specialists.