JS TreeMap Chart by AnyChart (and More) May 6th, 2016 by Margaret Skomorokh


Here is a quick recap of the visualizations that we have shared with you this week on AnyChart Facebook Page and in Twitter (including a JS TreeMap chart by AnyChart).

  • Why so many celebrities have died in 2016 statistics analyzed and visualized by BBC News. It now seems rare for a week to pass without a significant celebrity death being reported – from David Bowie in the second week of January, to actor Alan Rickman a week later, to comedian Victoria Wood and Prince this week. “Enough, 2016” and a more vulgar alternative are phrases people are uttering more and more regularly. So is this wave of celebrity deaths the new normal?
  • Insightful human portraits made from data – Artist R. Luke DuBois makes unique portraits of presidents, cities, himself and even Britney Spears using data and personality. In this TED talk, he shares nine projects — from maps of the country built using information taken from millions of dating profiles to a gun that fires a blank every time a shooting is reported in New Orleans. His point: the way we use technology reflects on us and our culture, and we reduce others to data points at our own peril.
  • A New Map for America – this data visualization by The New York Times shows how the lower 48 could be realigned into seven mega-regions. These days, in the thick of the American presidential primaries, it’s easy to see how the 50 states continue to drive the political system. But increasingly, that’s all they drive — socially and economically, America is reorganizing itself around regional infrastructure lines and metropolitan clusters that ignore state and even national borders.
  • Starbucks Distribution by Country – In the recent update of AnyChart, we have added TreeMap charts, which are great for showing hierarchical data. This particular interactive JS TreeMap chart (based on data from opendata.socrata.com) allows to compare (at a glance!) the number of Starbucks in different countries. AnyChart 7.10.0 has all the features allowing to create treemap-based solutions: Drill-Down API, Flexible Interactivity Settings, Hint Depth Feature, and smart Labels/Headers display modes. Hierarchical Data Engine allows to add, alter, and search hierarchical data sets.

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