TourDino: A Support View for Confirming Patterns in Tabular Data

TourDino Teaser


Seeking relationships and patterns in tabular data is a common data exploration task. To confirm hypotheses that are based on visual patterns observed during exploratory data analysis, users need to be able to quickly compare data subsets, and get further information on the significance of the result and the statistical test applied. Existing tools, however, either focus on the comparison of a single data type, such as comparing numerical attributes only, or provide little or no statistical evaluation to assess a hypothesis. To fill this gap, we present TourDino, a support view that helps users who are not experts in statistics to verify generated hypotheses and confirm insights gained during the exploration of tabular data. In TourDino we present an overview of the statistical significance of various row or column comparisons. On demand, we show further details, including the test score, a textual description, and a detail visualization explaining the results. To demonstrate the efficacy of our approach, we have integrated TourDino in the Ordino drug discovery platform for the purpose of identifying new drug targets.


Klaus Eckelt, Patrick Adelberger, Thomas Zichner, Andreas Wernitznig, Marc Streit
TourDino: A Support View for Confirming Patterns in Tabular Data
EuroVis Workshop on Visual Analytics (EuroVA '19), doi:10.2312/eurova.20191117, 2019.


    title = {TourDino: A Support View for Confirming Patterns in Tabular Data},
    author = {Klaus Eckelt and Patrick Adelberger and Thomas Zichner and Andreas Wernitznig and Marc Streit},
    journal = {EuroVis Workshop on Visual Analytics (EuroVA '19)},
    publisher = {},
    doi = {10.2312/eurova.20191117},
    year = {2019}


This work was supported in part by Boehringer Ingelheim Regional Center Vienna, the State of Upper Austria (FFG 851460), and the Austrian Science Fund (FWF P27975-NBL).