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The field of visual analytics strives to combine visualization and highly interactive visual interfaces with automatic analysis tools and processes such as cluster analysis, data mining, and statistical analysis. In this way, it enables human analysts to guide and control the automatic algorithms, leveraging the strengths of both the human and the computer while making up for their respective weaknesses. Because of this, the application areas of include virtually any domain that involves the analysis of large-scale and complex datasets.