Visualization of the presidential election could lead to non-obvious conclusions

Visualization of the presidential election could lead to non-obvious conclusions

Data visualization of the presidential election held on the 25th of May, 2014, gives the opportunity to see non-obvious patterns, provide a detailed analysis and make unexpected findings.

This was stated by the expert of Promedia consulting Kyrylo Zakharov.

"We have developed an application for interactive visualization of the election results. It was designed with statistical programming language R and framework for creating web applications Shiny. There were much to be done to gather the data. We needed to bring results from the different pages of the site of the Central Election Commission to unite database and geocode addresses of polling stations", - he said about the technical part of the project.

With the help of data organized this way you can visually see the support of a particular candidate in Ukraine and regions, compare the results of two different candidates, identify patterns and note that non-obvius trends.

Such visualization can serve as a basis for the assumption of fraud in on some polling stations and / or examine features of the agitators' work in the various regions.

Recall, on May 25 in Ukraine presidential elections were held. The bulletin included 21 candidates, four of whom declared their withdrawal from the race. In particular, Zorian Shkiryak Alexander Klimenko, Petro Symonenko and Vasily Tsushko. According to the CEC Poroshenko won with a score of 54.7%.