I have become quite a fan of the free Lens.org since last year , writing pieces like - 7 reasons why you should try Lens.org that talked about the features in Lens that make it worth a try.
Since then there has been quite a few major updates including the release of an API that pushed Lens even further ahead. In this piece, I’m going to share with you 3 real life scenarios where I have used Lens.org for analysis.
Here’s the scenario. So there has been quite a bit of ruckus in the Scholarly Communication world due to Plan S and the transformative agreements pushed by various Consortiums including UC (University of California).
This has created waves all around the world including here in Singapore and this had led us to all sorts of questions...
While one can use the usual Scopus or Web of Science to try to answer these questions, I have started to favour Lens.org more due to the amazing visualization capabilities built into it , together with the ease of saving and sharing of dashboard.
This post will cover 3 use cases I have encountered and highlight 3 functions that was useful for me to answer the question namely
- Use of custom groups
- Use of “restricted filtered values” function
- Reuse of custom groups , particularly in visualization types that don’t normally allow custom groups e.g. grouped bar chart, stacked bar chart