AnyChart News

Heat Maps, Scrolling, Live Gantt Charts – 7.8.0 Release November 4th, 2015 by Margaret Skomorokh

Good News! We have updated all our products, and now AnyChart, AnyGantt, AnyStock, and AnyMap 7.8.0 are available for download. We have added a number of important features, including JavaScript Heat Map charts and Zoom & Scroll in AnyChart as well as Editing Mode and UI in AnyGantt (see Gantt Interactivity and Gantt Live Edit API and UI).

AnyChart 7.8.0 New Features

Heat Map Chart
A Heat Map chart is a graphical representation of data where the individual values contained in a matrix are represented as colors.
Take a look at Heat Maps in the Gallery >>
Learn more about Heat Maps >>
Zoom and Scroll (All Basic Chart Types)
The Scroller feature works with all basic chart types. It allows users to zoom and scroll.
Take a look at the Gallery Sample >>
Learn more about the Scroller Feature >>

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Recap of the Week – 11/1/2015 November 1st, 2015 by Margaret Skomorokh

Here are some interesting data visualizations we have encoutered this week and covered on AnyChart Facebook Page and Twitter:


Recap of the Week – 10/25/2015 October 25th, 2015 by Margaret Skomorokh

This week (as always) we have shared on AnyChart Facebook Page and Twitter some interesting information on data visualization and programming:

  • Travel Dashboard – A Look Back at Recent Trends. Wherever travelers go, they’re online. Whether planning a trip, navigating a new city, or sharing vacation memories, they turn to the web, using whatever device is at hand. This has completely reshaped the path to purchase, creating many moments of intent. The Google data in this dashboard provides a glimpse into these moments.
  • Eve is a set of tools that may help you think. Currently, Eve includes a database, a temporal logic query language, and an IDE. See this tutorial below to walk through the features of Eve.
  • Check out these beautiful visualizations of poems, created by German data artist Diana Lange (See more here.)
  • A Matter of Perspective – What happens if you cut the shoreline of a lake and unfurl it? See it for yourself!

Recap of the Week – 10/17/2015 October 17th, 2015 by Margaret Skomorokh

In this post you will find a quick recap of our Facebook posts and tweets on data visualization, JavaScript, and AnyStock JS charts, which we have shared with you this week:

  • AnyStock: Big Data Speed Test – a speed test demonstrating that AnyChart Stock and Financial Charts can render 250,000 data points in less than a second on average PC.
  • Gender Pay Gap – a simple and clear data visualization showing the gender pay gap in the United States. Look at it and try to spot the jobs where women are actually paid more than men.
  • NodeJS : A quick optimization advice.
  • 50 Smartest Companies 2015 – this interactive chart by MIT Technology Review​ looks quite informative. Massive solar panel factories. Fertility treatments. Friendly robots. Meet the companies reshaping the technology business.
  • London Bicycle Usage – an analysis of the frequency bicycles were used in London.

Recap of the Week – 10/11/2015 October 11th, 2015 by Margaret Skomorokh

Here is a recap of data visualization news we have shared with you this week AnyChart Facebook Page and Twitter:


Recap of the Week – 10/5/2015 October 5th, 2015 by Margaret Skomorokh

Good news! This week we have released AnyStock‬ 7.7.0, AnyMap‬ 7.7.0 (with 200+ Map Collection and Bubble Series), and ‪AnyChart‬ 7.7.0 (with new types of Tooltips and the ability to multi-select points). Read more in this blog.

And here are the news on data visualization we have posted on AnyChart Facebook Page and Twitter:

  • Time and Place – a successful attempt to find stories from personal data. See how mundane information about one’s movement and activity can be turned into something noteworthy.
  • City Layouts – extraordinary views of large capitals and small towns, created using satellite-based information.
  • Global threat interactive: What’s the world scared of? Obviously, it depends on the country…

7.7.0 Release October 1st, 2015 by Margaret Skomorokh

A lot of good things come in this grand package: AnyStock HTML5 release, 200+ Map Collection and Bubble Series for AnyMap, and new types of Tooltips along with the ability to multi-select points in AnyChart.

AnyStock 7.7.0 Features

AnyChart Stock and Financial Charts (AnyStock) is a JavaScript-based financial charting solution. AnyStock technology turns your real-time data into highly sophisticated interactive web charts. Designed to display date- and time-based information, AnyStock is an ideal tool for client reporting and performance reporting applications, bringing the analysis of your financial data to life.

Stock Data Engine
We are proud to introduce anychart.data.Table, a data layer designed specifically to meet Stock and Financial Charts needs. Beside basic features like data streaming, data mapping, and transaction-based data flow, anychart.data.Table provides the ability to search and select data by DateTime intervals, which allows to implement custom UI elements based on this data.
Learn more about Stock Data Engine >>
Take a look at the Gallery sample >>
Ultimate Performance
Good rendering performance is essential for Stock and Financial Charts, and AnyStock meets this requirement in full. Our performance tests show the ability to render 300,000 points in less than a second on an average PC. The data stream can append 10,000 data points in 100 milliseconds. You can test it yourself on the performance test page.
Take a look at the Speed Test page >>

This release of AnyStock includes basic chart and plot layout options and basic features (such as Scroller, Legend, and Value Highlighter), along with the Column, Line, and OHLC series types. If you are wondering where the technical indicators, other series types, event markers and drawings are, the answer is simple: in our roadmap! Check it out and see that we will catch up very fast. See the roadmap>>

AnyMap 7.7.0 New Features

Map Collection
Without geographical data, it is impossible to create a data visualization related to geographic areas. We are happy to introduce our new Map Collection. For the moment it contains 200+ country maps and one world map. We are planning to extend this collection, and, of course, the ability to create custom maps is available.
See Map Collection CDN Page >>
Take a look at the Map Collection in AnyChart Playground >>
Bubble/Proportion Maps
Bubble maps (also known as Proportion maps) are usually used to display or compare quantitative data related to geographic areas, be it election results, sales statistics per region, or earthquake magnitude.
Take a look at the Map Gallery sample >>
Learn more about Bubble/Proportion maps >>

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Recap of the Week – 9/28/2015 September 28th, 2015 by Margaret Skomorokh

This week we have posted on AnyChart Facebook Page the following information on data visualization:

  • Why Pinellas County is the worst place in Florida to be black and go to public school? See the interactive map.
  • What a PErformance: some interesting data on Silicon Valley’s fortunes, visualized by The Economist.
  • Is it possible to achieve a multi-layered storytelling with data? Take a look at these stylish diagrams by Accurat and learn how they were created.
  • Where and when do people see UFOs? These interesting and well-designed UFO infographics are based on data coming from the National UFO Reporting Center.

Recap of the Week – 9/21/2015 September 21st, 2015 by Margaret Skomorokh

In this post you will find a recap of news on data visualization and AnyChart (which we have shared with you this week on AnyChart Facebook Page and here):


AnyChart and Java Standard Widget Toolkit (SWT) September 15th, 2015 by Timothy Loginov

Overview

The Standard Widget Toolkit (SWT) is a graphical widget toolkit for use with the Java platform. It was originally developed by Stephen Northover at IBM and is now maintained by the Eclipse Foundation in tandem with the Eclipse IDE. It is an alternative to the Abstract Window Toolkit (AWT) and Swing Java GUI toolkits provided by Oracle as part of the Java Platform.

We have created a basic sample to show how you can work with AnyChart in an SWT application.

Contents and Launching

The sample file (click to download) contains the ‘src’ folder with the source code and the ‘jar’ file. You can run the file using the java -jar <jar_file_name> command.

In Mac OS X you can launch the sample like this:
java -XstartOnFirstThread -jar anychart-java-example.jar

In Windows you can do that like this:
java -jar anychart-java-example.jar

Description

This sample shows a basic chart with five points. It listens for the chart draw and point hover events, and logs them into the textArea on the page; anychart.min.js is loaded from AnyChart CDN.

The ‘Add Random Point’ button keeps adding random points until the total point count is 20 and after then removes one point before adding a new one.

Source code is rather simple and self-descriptive, and there are only two things you should look at:
The static String myScript variable defines what script is executed when button is clicked;
The static String createHTML() method generates HTML and puts it into the browser window.

Summary

AnyChart and Java Standard Widget Toolkit (SWT) Sample: anychart-java-swt-example.zip
AnyChart Download: http://anychart.com/download/
AnyChart Documentation: http://docs.anychart.com/
AnyChart API: http://api.anychart.com/
AnyChart Overview: AnyChart Web Charts JavaScript Framework

Later we will extend the sample, add more features, and show how to achieve more with AnyChart in Java environment. We also have a number of other samples coming up.

If you created anything with AnyChart in Java applications and are ready to share – please drop us a line in comments, on Facebook, Twitter, or via email (support@anychart.com).