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and appear to be used to refer to the same concept, though any individual question appears usually to favour one over the other.

I think visualization is well-enough understood to make the data- superfluous, so the latter should be a synonym of the former; the proportion of questions with each tag seems to agree.

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What if we are visualizing something else? (i.e. waveforms, etc.) I see that most questions in visualization are not like this, but this is a slightly different concept. –  Gaffi Jul 12 '12 at 13:58
    
I suppose it depends how broad your interpretation of "data" is :) I'd certainly extend it to waveforms, the data in their case (as in many other cases) being a collection of samples. –  shambulator Jul 12 '12 at 14:01
    
True. I guess in my head I was separating out static vs. dynamic/live visualization, but that was silly of me. I rescind my comment. –  Gaffi Jul 12 '12 at 14:07
    
The proposed synonym has a vote score of -1. –  Robert Harvey Jul 12 '12 at 14:57
    
@RobertHarvey That bodes well :P Thanks for the update! –  shambulator Jul 12 '12 at 15:00

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