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AnyChart JavaScript Charting Libraries 7.13.0 Released, Source Code Opened February 28th, 2017 by AnyChart Team

Reliability has always been our main priority at AnyChart JS Charts. And you definitely know you can trust us, with our JavaScript charting libraries’ public roadmaps, consistent releases, and highly experienced Quality Assurance team. Today we are glad to tell you about another major step that we have just taken in this regard:

AnyChart is now open!

AnyChart Opens Source Code of Its JavaScript Charting Libraries and Releases Major 7.13.0 Update Basically, it means we fully opened the following:
Source code of our JavaScript charting libraries – it is now available for review and download on GitHub.
Issue tracker – so you can help us further improve our products, if you can/want.
Build scripts – to let you compile custom binaries with the chart types you need.
List of branches – to demonstrate our development cycle and prove you can trust us.

However, that’s not all! In addition to becoming open, we introduced multiple important improvements and new features with the new major release. Let’s see now what else was added to the 7.13.0 versions of our JavaScript charting libraries – AnyChart (JS charts), AnyStock (timeline data based JS charts), AnyMap (JS maps), and AnyGantt (JS charts for project/resource management).

JavaScript Charting 7.13.0: New Features in AnyChart, AnyStock, AnyMap, AnyGantt

AnyChart JS Charts Plugins for Angular Ember jQuery Meteor NodeJS and React Plugins
To make using our JavaScript charting libraries with the most popular JavaScript frameworks as easy as possible, we created special plugins for AngularJS, Ember.js, jQuery, Meteor, Node.js, and React. Save your time and effort by using these plugins when utilizing one of these frameworks.
JavaScript Charting and Sharing JS Charts on Social Networks Facebook Twitter Pinterest and LinkedIn Social Network Sharing
Now any JS (HTML5) chart powered by our JavaScript charting libraries can be easily shared on social networks Facebook, LinkedIn, Pinterest, and Twitter. We included this function in the context menu, so this can be quickly done from there. Properties specific to a particular social network can be set in the exports namespace.
Vertical Charts in AnyChart and AnyStock JavaScript Charting Libraries Vertical Charts
Most of the series in our AnyChart and AnyStock Javascript charting libraries are now also available in the vertical orientation. Whenever that is what you’re looking for, you are welcome to use the isVertical() method. To make the process of building the most popular vertical chart types even more straightforward, we added special constructors, verticalArea() and verticalLine(). Look at vertical charts in our Gallery.
Pareto Chart in AnyChart Pareto Chart
The Pareto chart, named after prominent economist and sociologist Vilfredo Pareto, is currently one of the most popular chart types in the field of management. And we simply could not make you get along without it anymore. So, let’s all welcome the Pareto chart type! Starting from the 7.13.0 version, AnyChart offers it out of the box. Now you can easily create a Pareto chart by using the anychart.pareto() constructor.
Step Forward and Backward Stick and Jump Line Charts in AnyChart and AnyStock Step, Stick, Jump Line Charts
Please also meet these major new arrivals to the list of chart types supported in AnyChart and AnyStock. We introduced Backward and Forward modifications of the Step chart as well as the Jump Line and Stick. The Step Line Forward and Step Line Backward charts are now available with the help of the stepDirection() method. To add a Jump Line chart or create a Stick chart, use the jumpLine() and stick() methods.
Custom Series Drawing in AnyChart and AnyStock Custom Series Drawing
Imagination is freedom. You definitely need to easily visualize your data exactly the way you see it. And we keep on doing our best to deliver you the ultimate customization features. Now we added the new rendering() method to AnyChart and AnyStock so you could put any creative idea into action and build any custom chart. Custom drawing examples: Frog Chart, Cherry Chart, and Column Chart with Rounded Edges.
Legend Customization in AnyChart AnyStock and AnyMap JavaScript Charting Libraries Legend Customization
We added new options to work with the legend in AnyChart, AnyMap and AnyStock. First, the itemsLayout() now lets you improve the legend’s visual appearance, especially when multiple series are displayed. Second, the legend can now be placed inside a data plot (the positionMode() method) to facilitate a more efficient use of space on a chart. Third, the drag() method allows you to easily position the legend on your JS chart.
New Technical Indicators for JavaScript Charting with AnyStock: AMA, MMA, ATR, KDJ, BBands, BBands, %B, BBands Width, and Stochastic Oscillator (Fast, Slow, Full) New Technical Indicators
To expand the range of stock JS (HTML5) charting opportunities available in AnyStock, we added more of technical indicators: Adaptive Moving Average (AMA); Modified Moving Average (MMA); Average True Range (ATR); KDJ; Bollinger Bands (BBands); Bollinger Bands %B (BBands %B); Bollinger Bands Width (BBands Width); Stochastic Oscillator (Fast / Slow / Full). Learn more of all the technical indicators in our Docs.
Individual Data Point Settings in AnyStock Individual Point Settings
Sometimes applying individual settings to a particular data point can be very useful. Although that might not be habitual for stock JS (HTML5) charts, we decided to provide you with this great customization opportunity in the AnyStock JavaScript charting library. Starting from the 7.13.0 release, you are allowed use the allowPointsSettings parameter in the anychart.stock() constructor to enable this option.
Resource Chart Interactivity: Hover and Select in JavaScript Charting with AnyGantt Resource Chart Interactivity
With the previous, 7.12.0 release of AnyGantt, we introduced the redesigned Resource chart. In the new, 7.13.0 version of this HTML5 / JS library, we are glad to present you several major new features added this time. First of all, now you can enable and adjust the Hover and Select interactivity settings in our new Resource charts.
Resource Chart Events Resource Chart Events
With the previous, 7.12.0 release of AnyGantt, we introduced the redesigned Resource chart. In the new, 7.13.0 version of this JavaScript charting library, we are glad to present you several major new features added this time.
First of all, now you can enable and adjust the Hover and Select interactivity settings in our new Resource charts.
Resource Chart Tooltips Resource Chart Tooltips
Third, we have also added Tooltips to the new Resource chart with the current 7.13.0 release of AnyGantt. They will help you display additional information about each activity you are visualizing, in a convenient, greatly interactive way.
Connector Customization in Gantt Charts Connector Customization in Gantt Charts
Of course, we could not leave our Gantt charts without proper attention with regard to new features. This time we made tuning the visual appearance of the Live Editing mode in HTML5 Gantt charts more flexible by adding the new Connector Customization features. You are welcome to take a look at them in action in AnyGantt’s Gallery.

We hope you like the 7.13.0 versions of our JavaScript charting libraries and enjoy the openness of AnyChart!

By the way, we have already scheduled the next major update on May 2017. Please see the roadmaps of AnyChart, AnyStock, AnyMap and AnyGantt in case you would like to find out what you will get with that release. All in all, 2017 is going to be no less fruitful in terms of new features in AnyChart JS Charts than the rich year of 2016!

Please contact our Support Team at any time when you have any questions or requests for new features. We’ll be glad to be of help, as always!

AnyChart’s version history: http://www.anychart.com/products/anychart/history/.
AnyStock’s version history: http://www.anychart.com/products/anystock/history/.
AnyMap’s version history: http://www.anychart.com/products/anymap/history/.
AnyGantt’s version history: http://www.anychart.com/products/anygantt/history/.
Download our JavaScript charting libraries: http://www.anychart.com/download/.
Purchase a license (renovated Buy page): http://www.anychart.com/buy/.


8 Dashboard Design Trends for 2017 March 28th, 2017 by AnyChart Team

Dashboard Design Trends: Top 8 in 2017With the explosion of data in the past few years, the relevance of understanding it better has grown to the highest extent. That is why expertise in interactive charting and dashboard design, as well as in the whole big Data Visualization and Data Science fields in general, has become so important nowadays. In fact, it is usually rather difficult to understand raw data as deeply and quickly as needed. Luckily, neat visual representation of information can be helpful in clarifying even very large amounts of data, discovering and exploring patterns in data, and then making (right) data-driven decisions.

Creating dashboards is a great way of transforming diverse relevant data into informative, insightful visualizations as the basis for further analysis. In order to obtain the highest possible efficiency, they should be insightful, featuring robust usability, and visually (and aesthetically) appealing.

Today we’ll talk about the most notable dashboard design trends. Understanding them is very important to each data professional who wants to further improve their skills by keeping up with the times and adhering to the best practices.

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US Military Expenditure Charts, Resource Management Chart, Color in DataViz | Data Visualization Weekly March 24th, 2017 by AnyChart Team

US Military Expenditure Charts, Resource Management Chart, Color in DataVizIn today’s Data Visualization Weekly issue, you’ll find another set of eye-catching dataviz examples shared and discussed on media within the last seven days. The current issue highlights several visualizations of America’s military expenditure, bus schedule as a chart for resource management, and explanation on how to use color in data visualization to the best effect.

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Interactive Technical Support Dashboard Created with AnyChart JavaScript (HTML5) Charts March 20th, 2017 by AnyChart Team

Interactive Technical Support Dashboard Created with AnyChart JavaScript (HTML5) ChartsTechnical Support Dashboard is a great tool to keep track of all the support and related activities in your company. It can be very helpful in both monitoring your support team’s performance and revealing issue patterns in customer requests for further use by product strategy and development officers. And when you already have data, all you need is to decide how to visualize it, preferably quickly, easily, and fully compatibly with your own corporate software.

Now that the Web has completely adhered to the HTML5 standard, JavaScript charting libraries are the best type of solution for interactive data visualization. They can deliver all necessary dashboarding features and make the whole process of creating a dashboard for your web app pretty straightforward. Of course, you should just choose a right JavaScript charting library first that will entirely comply with your specific data visualization objectives.

But let’s get back to the very gist. Today we are glad to present the Technical Support Dashboard created with the JavaScript charting library of AnyChart. It is our new sample, available under the Apache 2.0 license, and you can feel free to make good use of it in your own business intelligence solutions. In particular, such a dashboard will help you fully control the support and make right data-driven decisions based on your data.

Now let’s take a closer look at this cool (and helpful) interactive JavaScript (HTML5) dashboard.

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25 Data Visualization Examples for One Dataset, Animated Map of Twitter Reactions During Oscars, and More | DataViz Weekly March 17th, 2017 by AnyChart Team

25 Data Visualization Examples for One Dataset, Animated Map of Twitter Reactions During Oscars, and More | DataViz Weekly25 data visualization examples of how you can present the same dataset, an animated map of Twitter users’ reaction during this year’s Oscars, JavaScript-based self-driving cars, and an interactive Gantt chart sample with customized connectors in the Live Edit mode. These are the masterpieces that we are highlighting in today’s Data Visualization Weekly post.

Without more ado, let’s get to our latest collection of popular and most shared new charts from around the Web.

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Data Visualizations of the Week: JS Frog Column Chart, Seeing Theory, and More March 10th, 2017 by AnyChart Team

Data Visualizations of the Week: JS Frog Column Chart, Seeing Theory, and MoreNow it’s time to say hello to last week’s most eye-catching data visualizations. As always, choosing just some of the best new and most popular pieces is a difficult task. But we are more than glad to do that for Data Visualization Weekly! And please don’t stop making more and more charts, people! That’s pleasant and greatly inspiring to see so many cool data visualizations emerge every week. Examining them also allows all of us to keep learning from the best practices, expand the vision, and further improve skills and understanding.

Today’s Data Visualization Weekly issue highlights the following four great presentations:

  • animated map of shipping in the San Francisco Bay;
  • interactive visualization of statistics and probability;
  • Voronoi diagram of the global economy;
  • “frog” column chart of whatever you need.

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How to Choose the Right JavaScript Charting Component: 10 Factors You Have to Consider March 5th, 2017 by AnyChart Team

Creating good data visualization is a huge investment of your time, but it’s also one of the most important things if you want to build a competitive, serious application. The best way to get consumers to see and feel your data is through pristine visualization, but choosing the best JavaScript charting library isn’t cut and dry. There are so many factors to consider when you’re thinking about JS charting.

Don’t fret! We’ve outlined some of the most important factors to consider when choosing a JS library. Here are 10 things you need to be thinking about right now.

AnyChart - JS Charts

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Data Visualization Weekly: Recent Popular Interesting Charts, Maps, and Infographics March 3rd, 2017 by AnyChart Team

Recently Popular Interesting Charts, Maps and Infographics in Data Visualization WeeklyWe are back with another collection of interesting charts, maps and infographics being popular lately. As you probably noticed, our Data Visualization Weekly series took a short break. In fact, no new issue came out last week. But the reason is simple and (hopefully) excusable. In fact, we were working really hard to get things done with the exciting major 7.13.0 update that our JavaScript charting libraries has received earlier this week.

Now the source code of AnyChart, AnyMap, AnyStock and AnyGantt is open. Plugins for all popular JS frameworks are available. And all the new features from the 7.13.0 release work great. That means we can finally get back to you to showcase new data visualizations that people followed most on our TwitterFacebook and LinkedIn accounts over the last days. Moreover, the current issue of Data Visualization Weekly will cover the last two weeks instead of just one, to reimburse you for the delay. So, let’s take a look at the following great visual pieces now:

  • Most Popular Girl Scout Cookies;
  • History of Global Living Conditions in Interesting Charts;
  • Interactive Map of Popular Surfing Areas in France;
  • Most Popular Brands in Each Country;
  • PERT Chart of Airplane Design Process;
  • Revealing Age of Buildings in New York City.

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Data Visualization Weekly: Interactive Dashboard of US States and More February 17th, 2017 by AnyChart Team

Data Visualization Weekly: Interactive Dashboard, Maps, ChartsData Visualization Weekly presented by AnyChart is here! In this new issue, we are glad to show you an interactive dashboard as well as maps and charts in another collection of the best and most followed dataviz masterpieces that we shared on Facebook and Twitter over the course of the last week. These include:

  • Interactive Dashboard of US States
  • Is Donald Trump’s Wall Necessary?
  • Finding the Cleanest Restaurants in NYC
  • Early Maps and Infographics of the 1800s

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AnyChart Wins 2017 Devies Award for Best JavaScript Technologies (PHOTO) February 14th, 2017 by AnyChart Team

Devies Awards 2017 by DeveloperWeekWe are proud to tell you today that our company AnyChart has won the JavaScript Technologies category at the 2017 Devies Awards! The ceremony took place yesterday in San Francisco, CA, as part of DeveloperWeek, the world’s largest developer conference and expo with 8,000 attendees. Our CEO Anton Baranchuk received the award on behalf of the AnyChart team.

The DeveloperWeek Advisory Board received hundreds of nominations and, of course, thoroughly studied how much we did last year. What excited the judges most was the public release of our JavaScript graphics library GraphicsJS. And they concluded that to be last year’s most notable innovation in JavaScript technologies, exceptionally meaningful to the whole web development community.

The Devies Awards celebrate the most innovative companies in the field of developer technologies across 13 categories. Together with AnyChart, among this year’s winners are industry giants Microsoft and IBM.

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