Looking for a rigorous quantified self app
September 9, 2013 9:13 PM Subscribe
I'm looking for an app that allows you to enter any kind of data daily and map it against other data.
posted by MaddyRex to technology (5 answers total) 15 users marked this as a favorite
I feel like there must be a super simple answer to this that I'm just completely missing.
I'm interested in this new quantified self movement, where you meticulously document factual details of your life -- how much you slept, how much you exercised, ate, walked, smoked, drank, sat, how many people you talked, to, what the day of the week was, etc. But it seems useful only insofar as you can see patterns between different types of behaviors. All the sites & apps I could find just yield these useless trendy "infographics" -- pie charts of a single metric and giant numbers in Helvetica, but with no examples of charting relationships between data. The closest I could find was SleepCycle, which allows you to see the effect of various behaviors on sleep, but I'd like to find something that allows me to enter in my own categories and define the terms of each category (yes or no, numerical, scales of 1-5, multiple choice, etc), and then plot one piece of my data against another or several to see correlations. Am I using the right vocabulary to describe this?
Is there an app for this? Or do I just need to finally learn how to use Excel or a database language?