Diving Into the Darknet: Using Tableau to Shed Some Light On Data Analysis

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Proceedings of the SWDSI


With the law enforcement closure of Silk Road, an increasing number of crypto-markets surfaced at a rapid rate. Taking an interest in this kind of market, multiple studies were conducted using different techniques and tools to collect the data. This data ranged from the kind of drugs being traded, how long the seller was active and the number of transactions a seller conducted. Visualization has always been an effective process that helps the reader, planner, and decision maker to see and recognize the information much faster than reading a table or sorting through pages of information. Tableau is one of the most modern statistical and visualization software packages available. Combining Tableau visualization capabilities and analyzing prior collected data, this study presents findings that illustrate the effectiveness of data visualization.