Software Links (InfoVis Applications)

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[edit] Overview/Link Sites

Source(s): Software solutions

[edit] Favorites

  • Tableau Public is a free service that lets you create and share data visualizations on the web.
  • Many Eyes Free visualization site from IBM Research.
  • Protovis JavaScript library that composes custom views of data with simple marks such as bars and dots.
  • d3.js D3.js is a small, free JavaScript library for manipulating documents based on data.
  • prefuse prefuse toolkit provides a visualization framework for the Java programming language.
  • flare Flare is an ActionScript library for creating visualizations that run in the Adobe Flash Player.
  • processing Processing is a Java-based open source programming language and environment for people who want to create images, animations, and interactions.
  • Google Chart Tools rich gallery of interactive charts and data tools
  • Gapminder World Flash based Visualization that shows the world development indicators with a Scatterplot, Map and Animation (for Time).
  • Google Fusion Tables Collaborative online visualization with community features similar to Manyeyes.
  • JFreeChart JFreeChart is a free Java class library for generating charts.
  • isomatic the automatic isotype-tool (web-based).
  • RAW The missing link between spreadsheets and vector graphics.
  • Lyra The Lyra Visualization Design Environment (VDE) (Univ. Washington)

[edit] Applications

[edit] Free/Open Source

  • Tableau Public is a free service that lets you create and share data visualizations on the web.
  • Many Eyes Free visualization site from IBM Research.
  • Improvise An interactive information visualization builder and browser.
  • ExploreTree is a tool (Java, written using Processing) for interactive visualization of tree structures.
  • 3D Topicscape Student Edition is a free information visualization tool to assist with organizing notes and web pages in a 3D landscape.
  • Orange A component based data-mining software with several visualization methods like scatterplot, radviz, polyviz, parallel coordinates, mosaic plot, survey plot, sieve diagram, ...
  • Mondrian Mondrian is a statistical data-visualization system written in JAVA. The main emphasis of Mondrian is on visualization techniques for Categorical Data , Geographical Data and LARGE Data. Currently it features Mosaic Plot, Scatter Plots, Maps, Barcharts, Histograms, Parallel Coordinates/Boxplots and Boxplots y by x.
  • Filelight Recursive graphical display of disk usage
  • BROWSER a tool for time-series exploration
  • fishnet Fishnet is a web browser that always displays web pages in their entirety, independent of their size. Fishnet accomplishes this by using a fisheye view.
  • Macrofocus - city'o'scope
  • alphaWorks : Visual Attribute Explorer A tool that provides rapid data analysis through attribute bar charts and parallel coordinate plots.
  • Visualising the J2EE Management Model
  • OpenDX Open Source Visualization framework based on IBM's Visualization Data Explorer
  • EtherApe A graphical network monitor
  • XmdvTool a tool for exploratory visualization of multivariate data
  • DeliVis A cluster map visualization of social bookmarks of del.icio.us
  • Caleydo a tool made for exploration of gene expression data and pathways, but also usable for general spreadsheet data. It includes a 3D view management approach, a hierachical heat map, parallel coordinates, histograms and implements several clustering algorithms.
  • verifiable.com create charts directly on the web.
  • Parallel Sets visualization application for categorical data.
  • TimeFlow Analytical Timeline Visual timelines for investigation

[edit] Treemap related

  • Disk Inventory X Disk Inventory X is a disk usage utility for Mac OS X 10.3. It shows the sizes of files and folders in a special graphical way called "treemaps".
  • The SequoiaView Homepage Standard treemaps often lead to thin rectangles. We have developed a new method to display files : Squarified treemaps. The screen is subdivided such that rectangles approach squares as closely as possible.
  • Newsmap Newsmap is an application that visually reflects the constantly changing landscape of the Google News news aggregator. A treemap visualization algorithm helps display the enormous amount of information gathered by the aggregator.
  • NewsTiles Konfabulator Widget for Newsmap (Treemap)
  • Disk Mapper - frees up megabytes of hard disk space (commercial)
  • Software from Panopticon is available for a free 30 day evaluation if you provide your contact information. Apart from the treemap visualization, Panopticon offers about 10 different visualizations including the Horizon Graph. Panopticon EX is a product for design and web publication of dashboards, while Panopticon Developer is an SDK for code level integration of the visualization technology from Panopticon in your own projects.
  • del.icio.us most popular treemap
  • Macrofocus TreeMap An easy to use treemapping tool with examples, available both as desktop application as well as web-enabled applet
  • Ariadne Search Tool A treemap is used to classify learning objects. More information is also available here
  • Coffee Selector Peet's Coffe & Tea treemaps

[edit] Commercial

  • 3D Topicscape is an information visualization tool to assist with organizing notes and computer files in a 3D landscape.
  • Macrofocus InfoScope is an interactive visualization tool to explore large or complex datasets
  • BonaVista MicroCharts, Sparklines, bullet graphs and other in-cell charts for Excel, dynamic chart formulas update your charts, multi-colored sparklines
  • Bissantz SparkMaker is an Office add-in for sparklines in dashboards, spreadsheets, presentations and reports. Sparklines are available as bar or line graphics, whiskers and pie charts. User-defined functions for Excel, like "Sparkline (cellrange)", ensure that changes in the data are reflected automatically in the sparkline diagram. Sparklines are also available in vector-oriented Enhanced Metafile format and as bitmap files (BMP, GIF, JPG, or PNG). Free 30-day trial with full functionality.
  • Tom Snyder Productions: TimeLiner
  • e!Sankey Visualize any type of flow data (material, energy, cost, ...) in Sankey diagrams. Shareware
  • VxInsight - Sandia National Laboratories
  • AVS: Advanced Visual Systems: Data Visualization
  • InfoZoom InfoZoom is an intelligent tool that allows you to quickly analyze and display large amounts of data in an easy-to-understand format.
  • ILOG Discovery Preview ILOG Discovery Preview is an experimental visualization tool for analyzing data sets intuitively and communicating findings within an enterprise information system. (free preview software downloadable)
  • ILOG JViews ILOG JViews components provide custom, graphical components for high-end desktop, Ajax, and Eclipse displays.
  • NetCharts Graphing Tools NetCharts-brand graphics can be populated and deployed in virtually any environment and architecture. Client-side, server-side, database or file-driven, J2EE, PDF, or even .NET.it doesn't matter - NetCharts products integrate with all kinds of data and deployment situations.
  • SHriMP (Simple Hierarchical Multi-Perspective) SHriMP is both an application and a technique, designed for visualizing and exploring software architecture and any other information space. University of Victoria
  • Spotfire DecisionSite
  • Time Series data display and analysis
  • Disk Mapper - frees up megabytes of hard disk space
  • Inxight VizServer
  • Tableau Tableau is a visual analysis and reporting solution that allows people to explore and analyze databases with simple drag and drop operations.
  • Software from Panopticon is available for a free 30 day evaluation if you provide your contact information. Apart from the treemap visualization, Panopticon offers about 10 different visualizations including the Horizon Graph. Panopticon EX is a product for design and web publication of dashboards, while Panopticon Developer is an SDK for code level integration of the visualization technology from Panopticon in your own projects.
  • MagnaView offers visualization tools to create and view data in different ways. MagnaView enables you to create bar charts, pie chars, scatterplots and more. All visualizations are based on treemap algorithms, allowing you to calculate aggregated values while still being able to see every single data point if so desired.
  • Crystal Xcelsius Create interactive visual analytics, business presentations and visual calculators from ordinary spreadsheets – then integrate them into PowerPoint, PDF and the Web.
  • Visumap: A visualization tool for high dimensional data. Turns tabular data quickly into 2D and 3D map.
  • ComVis ComVis is an interactive visual analysis tool which is useful for the in-depth investigation of large and multi-dimensional datasets.
  • clickdensity clickdensity is a commercial usability tool that monitors and visualizes the usage of webpages (with heatmap, eg.) to identify usability and information architecture issues.
  • NovoSpark Visualizer A multidimensional data visualization tool for analysis of static and dynamic data. Free download.

[edit] Web applications/services