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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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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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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/.


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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Data Visualization Weekly: JS Multi-Series Line Chart DataViz and More February 10th, 2017 by AnyChart Team

DataViz Weekly Recap: JS Multi-Series Line Chart and More Data Visualization of the WeekAll dataviz lovers are welcome to the new issue of Data Visualization Weekly brought to you by AnyChart JS Charts! Today we are publishing the best and new chart, map and infographic examples shared on our Twitter and Facebook accounts during the last seven days.

So, get ready for the best peculiar practices that made the previous week in data visualization special! And now let’s take a look at what dataviz inspirations were most followed. Read more »


Data Visualization Weekly: JS Polar Chart of Mic Sensitivity and More February 2nd, 2017 by AnyChart Team

Data Visualization Weekly: Mic Sensitivity Polar Chart and More
Data visualization weekly recaps became a tradition for our AnyChart Blog some time ago. Good news: we decided to resume it to highlight the best and new practices shared on our Facebook and Twitter accounts within the previous seven days. This means you will always be in the know of what charts, dashboards, maps, infographics, and video animations are trending and worth seeing.

As a matter of fact, data visualization is further evolving and gaining popularity as the best way to convey various information, whether it is in business reporting, analytics solutions, journalism, presentations, etc. That is why we are trying to monitor a lot of different sources and hope to deliver you the best of noteworthy, peculiar projects and practices for inspiration.

Now, let’s proceed to the visualizations that particularly caught our – and our followers’ – eyes during the last seven days, starting from January 27th, 2017. To put it in a nutshell first, the current data visualization weekly recap includes New York trees, Trump’s emotions, ocean salinity, words from Hamilton, US venture industry, and microphone sensitivity polar pattern. Read more »


Introducing Chartopedia to Help You Choose the Right Chart Types for Your Data Visualization January 18th, 2017 by AnyChart Team

Chartopedia: Choosing the Right Chart Types for your Data Visualization. By AnyChart JS ChartsChoosing the right chart types for data analysis and reporting solutions is always a challenge. In fact, there are so many data visualization options out there that it can be really complicated to determine which one to use in a certain situation. And you cannot afford to make a mistake here, because applying data to an inappropriate type of chart will very likely end up causing confusion and even wrong business decisions.

To help you cope with this issue better (and faster), we have developed an information resource named Chartopedia, and it is a pleasure for us to introduce it to you today.

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AnyChart JS Charts 2016 Year in Review: Look How Much Was Done! December 26th, 2016 by AnyChart Team

This year has been so busy and fruitful for AnyChart JS Charts that now our team is extremely tired and feels incredibly happy at the same time. In fact, we went all out to make our JavaScript (HTML5) based charting libraries AnyChart, AnyStock, AnyGantt, and AnyMap even much more feature-rich, flexible, user-friendly, and faster with only one purpose – to bring you an unprecedented data visualization experience.

Looking back, we are proud of how MUCH was done in 2016! And now, we invite you to join us in quickly reviewing this year’s accomplishments that further strengthened AnyChart’s global leadership in interactive data visualization.

Without more ado, here is the list of new product and feature arrivals as well as major improvements to our JS charts solutions – a great chance to make sure you did not miss any important innovation.

AnyChart JS Charts logo

1. More Types of JS Charts.


JS graphs and diagrams

  • Treemap charts
  • Linear gauges – LED, tank, and thermometer
  • 3D area charts
  • 3D bar charts
  • 3D column charts

(AnyChart gallery)

Stock and financial JS charts

  • Candlestick charts
  • Spline charts
  • Step line charts
  • Area charts
  • Step area charts
  • Spline area charts
  • Marker charts
  • Range column charts
  • Range area charts
  • Range spline area charts

(AnyStock gallery)

JS Gantt charts

  • PERT (Program Evaluation and Review Technique) charts
  • Resource charts (redesigned; beta)

(AnyGantt gallery)

JS maps

  • Dot (point) maps
  • Flow (connector) maps
  • Seat maps

(AnyMap gallery)

2. More Features in JS Charts.


All JS charts

JS graphs and diagrams

  • Chart themes/palettes (demo)
  • Exclude/include data points
  • Context menu
  • Save data as XSLX and CSV
  • Save chart configuration as XML and JSON
  • String tokens
  • Chart statistics
  • Standalone chart elements
  • Tooltip settings improvement

(AnyChart docs)

Stock and financial JS charts

  • Drawing tools and annotations (demo)
  • Technical indicators – MACD, RSI, SMA, EMA, ROC, Aroon, and custom
  • Data grouping
  • Markers on data points
  • Range selection UI
  • Legend interactivity
  • Y-scale comparison mode (changes and percentage changes)

(AnyStock docs)

JS Gantt charts

  • Calendar support
  • Smart timeline
  • Event markers for time intervals and important events
  • Timeline markers for multiple milestones

(AnyGantt docs)

JS maps

  • Drill down
  • Longitude/latitude API
  • Move/zoom API
  • Rich integration of keyboard and mouse controls
  • 13 map projections

(AnyMap docs)

3. Easier JS charting.


  • Chart editor (demo)
  • Demos of business solutions including the following JavaScript (HTML5) dashboards:
    • Web Audience dashboard
    • Human Resources dashboard
    • Investment Portfolio dashboard
    • Sales dashboard
    • CIO dashboard
    • Site Speed Overview dashboard
    • States of the US dashboard
  • Migration tool – a small library for easier transit from AnyChart 5/6 to 7
  • 20+ technical integration templates and samples for easy JS/HTML5 data visualization with any popular technology stack:
    • ASP.NETC# / C#, SignalR / VB.NETMySQL integration template
    • ClojureClojureScriptPostgreSQL integration template
    • Go – (Revel) – MySQL integration template
    • iOSObjective-CSQLite integration template
    • Java ServletsMaven, JDBC, JSPMySQL integration template
    • Java SpringMaven, HibernateMySQL integration template
    • JuliaMySQL integration template
    • NodeJS – (Express, Jade) / Socket.IOMongoDB integration template
    • PerlCatalystMySQL integration template
    • PHP – (Laravel / Slim / Symfony) – MySQL integration template
    • PythonFlask / DjangoMySQL integration template
    • RShinyMySQL integration template
    • Ruby on Rails – (Sinatra) – MySQL integration template
    • ScalaAkka / PlayMySQL integration template
    • Electron integration template

4. Faster JS Charts.


  • Performance improvement (speed test):
    • Less than 1s to render 250,000 data points
    • Less than 60ms to stream 500 points
  • Async rendering (docs)

5. New Products.


To sum up, 2016 was immensely intensive. But 2017 will be no less productive from the very beginning – we promise.

We wish you a peaceful, prosperous, and happy new year!