25 Data Visualization Examples for One Dataset, Animated Map of Twitter Reactions During Oscars, and More | DataViz Weekly March 17th, 2017 by AnyChart Team
Without more ado, let’s get to our latest collection of popular and most shared new charts from around the Web.
Data Visualizations of the Week: JS Frog Column Chart, Seeing Theory, and More March 10th, 2017 by AnyChart Team
Now 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.
Data Visualization Weekly: Recent Popular Interesting Charts, Maps, and Infographics March 3rd, 2017 by AnyChart Team
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 Twitter, Facebook 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.
AnyChart is now open!
|Basically, it means we fully opened the following:
– 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.
|Social Network Sharing
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, 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
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.
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
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 Point Settings
|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
First of all, now you can enable and adjust the Hover and Select interactivity settings in our new Resource charts.
|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
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.
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!
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Data Visualization Weekly: Interactive Dashboard of US States and More February 17th, 2017 by AnyChart Team
Data 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
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
All 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 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
Choosing 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
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.
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
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
JS Gantt charts
- PERT (Program Evaluation and Review Technique) charts
- Resource charts (redesigned; beta)
- Dot (point) maps
- Flow (connector) maps
- Seat maps
2. More Features in JS Charts.
All JS charts
- Full accessibility (Section 508)
- Localization engine with 196 culture-specific locale settings files. Demos: AnyChart, AnyStock, AnyGantt, AnyMap
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
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)
JS Gantt charts
- Calendar support
- Smart timeline
- Event markers for time intervals and important events
- Timeline markers for multiple milestones
- Drill down
- Longitude/latitude API
- Move/zoom API
- Rich integration of keyboard and mouse controls
- 13 map projections
3. Easier JS charting.
- Chart editor (demo)
- 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.NET – C# / C#, SignalR / VB.NET – MySQL integration template
- Clojure – ClojureScript – PostgreSQL integration template
- Go – (Revel) – MySQL integration template
- iOS – Objective-C – SQLite integration template
- Java Servlets – Maven, JDBC, JSP – MySQL integration template
- Java Spring – Maven, Hibernate – MySQL integration template
- Julia – MySQL integration template
- NodeJS – (Express, Jade) / Socket.IO – MongoDB integration template
- Perl – Catalyst – MySQL integration template
- PHP – (Laravel / Slim / Symfony) – MySQL integration template
- Python – Flask / Django – MySQL integration template
- R – Shiny – MySQL integration template
- Ruby on Rails – (Sinatra) – MySQL integration template
- Scala – Akka / Play – MySQL 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.
- AnyChart 7.x Plugins for Oracle APEX
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!
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