Andromeda is an interactive visual analytics tool we developed to enable non-experts of statistical models to explore domain-specific, high dimensional data. This application implements weighted multidimensional scaling (WMDS) and allows for both parametics and observation-level interaction (OLI) to provide in-depth data exploration. For OLI, Andromeda specifically implements Visual-to-Parametric Interaction (V2PI) developed here at Virginia Tech. A user uploads high-dimensional data into the tool and a two-dimensional spatial visualization is provided. These data points as well as other parameters can be manipulated to inject user knowledge and explore the data from many angles. The user is taking advantage of WMDS without having knowledge about the model. All interactions are intuitive to lessen the learning curve. Given our design, any person wanting to analyze her own complex data can use Andromeda easily and fluidly.

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