STOC

Stock Ticker Orbital Comparison chart 

STOC is an attempt to visualize every stock on the Nasdaq exchange, with six data points for each stock. It began as an idea during a college course but quickly became my entire focus for the class. A year later, this data visualization earned me an invitation to Siggraph. Since then, I have made custom versions for several clients, and even now I continue to make improvements as necessary.

STOC 2009

STOC 2013

Things to know before running STOC:

  • The ? symbol in the bottom left corner provides labels for all function buttons. The red “expand” next to settings can help with additional options.
  • The data included in this model is from 2014, therefore it is now out of date and not appropriate for making stock market decisions.
  • The model is processor heavy. If your hardware cannot sustain it, please use the in-model filters to reduce the number of displayed stocks.
  • The model is optimized for touchscreen controls, but mouse-and-keyboard controls are appropriate.

STOC is still a work in progress. It may always be a work in progress, as a model this large and with this much data can always be optimized. If you are interested in applying such a model to a data set, contact me: james at uniformchaos dot org.

STOC