This example uses an assortment of national finance statistics.
Grabbed using R
Inspired by Mage's Blog post.
Packages: WDI and googleVis
quantmod is another good package for grabbing a wide range of finance data.
Useful for quickly putting together dynamic data presentations.
Can clearly see how data is structured and where there might problems during analysis (e.g. outliers).
Could easily be extended to other data sources.
Visualizations can be embedded in websites.
Unfortunately, difficult to embed in traditional presentations such as PowerPoint or LaTeX Beamer.
Need to use an HTML presentation such as deck.js