All About AI-powered Data Analysis with Vizly

Sami Sahnoune 18 Jul, 2024
5 min read

Introduction

Generative AI has been at the forefront of recent advancements in artificial intelligence. It has become a part of every major sector, from tech and healthcare to finance and entertainment, and continues transforming our work. It has enabled us to create high-quality content and perform complex tasks in minutes.

Now, imagine a world where you can use simple text prompts to harness the power of generative AI, allowing you to extract insights from your data in seconds. Welcome to Vizly, an AI-powered data analysis tool that academia and industry alike use to perform advanced data science easily. Vizly allows you to visualize data with interactive visualizations, chat with your data to uncover actionable insights, and perform complex analyses and predictive insights, including ANOVA models and support for R and SPSS.

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Learning Objectives

  • Demonstrate how to effectively use Vizly to perform complex data analysis tasks using text prompts and automated suggestions.
  • Explain the process of uploading and managing data within Vizly, including supported data formats and data privacy measures.
  • Create and customize interactive visualizations using Vizly’s out-of-the-box support for Plotly.
  • Apply advanced statistical techniques and predictive insights, such as ANOVA models and other analytical functions typically operated by R and SPSS.
  • Collaborate effectively using sharing features to make the data analysis process more efficient and impactful.

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What is Vizly?

Vizly is an AI-powered data analysis tool designed to make data exploration and insight extraction effortless. Unlike traditional data analysis tools that require extensive manual effort, Vizly automates tedious tasks and enhances productivity through the power of generative AI to generate actionable insights and interactive visualizations. It has a number of key features:

Key Features of Vizly

  • Actionable Insights: Chat with your data using simple text prompts to uncover actionable insights. Vizly converts your query to code, which it uses to craft a data-driven response.
  • Interactive Visualizations: Create and edit stunning, interactive visualizations with out-of-the-box support for Plotly
  • Automated Suggestions: Automatically generates interesting questions about your dataset upon upload.
  • Complex Analysis and Predictive Insights: Perform advanced analyses, such as ANOVA models and analytical functions supported by R and SPSS, making it ideal for academia and industry professionals.
  • Datasource Support: Supports CSV, Excel, and JSON documents for seamless data analysis. Database support is available on a request basis.
  • Effortless Sharing: Share your analysis with ease by exporting to a PDF, website, Word document, or Python notebook. Alternatively, you can generate a public link to share your insights instantly.

Getting Started with Vizly

To start using Vizly, follow these steps:

Step1: Access Vizly

Visit the Vizly website. Click here to access.

Step2: Sign up by Clicking Get Started

Create an account by signing in via Gmail or GitHub, or by entering your email for a temporary access code. You will immediately get access to Vizly’s advanced AI for data analysis.

Step3: Upload Your Data

Upload your data in CSV, Excel, or JSON format. Vizly will automatically suggest the most insightful questions to ask about your dataset. 

Using Vizly for Data Analysis

Once your data is uploaded, Vizly automatically generates suggestions for interesting questions to ask about your dataset.

Example: Analyzing Adidas Sales Data

Let’s say you have a CSV file containing sales data for Adidas products with the following columns. 

  • Retailer
  • Retailer ID
  • Invoice Date
  • Region
  • State
  • City
  • Product
  • Price per Unit
  • Units Sold
 Vizly displays the uploaded datasource preview so that users always maintain context.

Vizly automatically suggests questions to ask, such as:

  • “What are the total sales by region?”
  • “What is the operating profit by retailer?”
  • “How many units were sold per product?”

Generating Insights

You can select one of the suggested questions or type your own prompt to get insights. For example, if I ask:

After I query Vizly, I receive the following insight:

Generating Insights
output

Creating Visualizations

Vizly can also automatically generate interactive visualizations by simply asking in plain English. Here’s an interactive visualization of the analysis shown above:

A bar chart visualization of the analysis represented above. Vizly also supports dark mode, shown here.

Sharing

Sharing your analysis is effortless with Vizly. Simply click a button to export your work to a PDF or Python notebook, or generate a public link to share your analysis instantly. You can view the analysis mentioned in this article here.

Advanced Features

  • Vizly also supports advanced statistical techniques and predictive insights, and we can see Vizly utilize the analysis of variance (ANOVA) method on the sales and operating profit by region of the Adidas dataset here:
advanced features
  • You can also follow up on queries with Vizly and ask it to elaborate on its results – this can help users better understand the AI-powered analysis.
Annova results
  • Other analytical functions typically operated by R and SPSS can also be used within Vizly, such as regression analysis, factor analysis, cluster analysis, and time series forecasting.
  • Vizly ensures users’ privacy and data security by only hosting your data for one hour, while ensuring your conversation with the AI is always accessible to you and you only.

Conclusion

Vizly is a powerful tool that leverages the capabilities of AI to provide quick and insightful data analysis. It simplifies the process of data exploration and visualization, making it accessible to users across various sectors and empowering users to gain valuable insights from their data effortlessly. Throughout this article, we’ve explored how Vizly can help you perform advanced analyses, such as ANOVA models and other statistical techniques typically operated by R and SPSS. These advanced features make it an ideal tool for both academia and industry professionals.

Sharing your analysis is also seamless with Vizly, whether you choose to export your work to a PDF or Python notebook or generate a public link for instant sharing. This ensures that you can easily collaborate with colleagues and stakeholders, making your data analysis process more efficient and impactful.

Key Takeaways

  • Vizly offers AI-powered data analysis with interactive visualizations.
  • It supports various data formats and provides a clean, intuitive analytical interface.
  • You can generate complex insights and visualizations with simple text prompts
  • Vizly supports advanced statistical techniques and predictive insights, making it ideal for academia and industry professionals.
  • Using Vizly can help transform your data analysis workflow and help you get from data to insights in seconds.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q1. What is Vizly?

A. Vizly is an AI-powered data analysis tool that simplifies data exploration and insight extraction with automated tasks and interactive visualizations.

Q2. How does Vizly ensure data privacy?

A. Vizly hosts your data for only one hour and ensures that your conversations with the AI are accessible only to you.

Q3. What types of data formats does Vizly support?

A. It supports CSV, Excel, and JSON documents for seamless data analysis. Database support is available on request.

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Sami Sahnoune 18 Jul, 2024

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