Last month, Microsoft Live Labs released a new experiment called Pivot, which allows interaction with large data sets through an easy-to-use interface. Users can work with vast amounts of data, shifting from broad to narrow queries and back again. Watch Gary Flake’s TED2010 talk to see it in action.
Pivot can be downloaded from www.getpivot.com/download, but requires Windows 7 or Vista and IE8. Being a Mac / Windows XP user, I’m keen to hear from others who have managed to install and experiment with this. Any applications for official statistics?