There are two types of forking on Vysda:

1) Data Visualization Forking

2) Data Set Forking

What does forking a data visualization mean?

Forking a data visualization or using the ‘Visualize Now’ action button will create a duplicate copy of the data visualization and save it to your Project List where you can alter the visualization, while working with the original underlying data set.

NOTE this visualization will still be tied to the original data set and any updates to that data set by the original uploader will be dynamically reflected in your visualization.

This allows community member to improve visualizations and then share them with the community.

What does forking a data set mean?

Forking a data set means that a duplicate copy of that data set will be created and then saved to your Data List. Forking a data set will allow you to see that data set in its entirety.

NOTE that creating a visualization by forking a data set means that any visualizations you create with that data set will not be dynamically updated if the original uploader updates that data set.

There will be users on Vysda mainly interested in uploading and maintaining data sets while  other users will be mostly interested in creating clear and beautiful visualizations for data sets. If you want the ability for your visualizations to be automatically updated whenever a data set you’re using is updated, you don’t want to fork data. Instead, you will want to find that data set and use the ‘Visualize data’ button at the top right of any data box. This will create a visualization that will be stored in your Projects List, but will be tied to the original uploader’s data set in their Data List.