Archive for April, 2019

How to Create JavaScript Word Cloud Chart — Tutorial for Web Developers April 30th, 2019 by Irina Maximova

Tutorial on how to create a JavaScript word cloud chart and customize it, for front-end web developers
Wondering how to make a beautiful interactive Word Cloud using JS? Then you’re in the right place! In this data visualization tutorial, I’ll guide you through the entire development process, demonstrating it’s easier to create a JavaScript word cloud chart for an HTML5 app or web page than you might think!

Also known as tag clouds, word clouds represent a popular visual technique designed to reveal how often tags (or basically, any words) are mentioned in a given text body. Essentially, the word cloud chart type leverages diverse colors and sizes to display at a glance different levels of relative prominence.

Now that we’ve got an idea of what a word cloud is, let’s get down to learning how to quickly code one using JavaScript!

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Visual Data Graphics on EU Regions, Freedom of Press, IMF Forecasts, and Climate Change — DataViz Weekly April 26th, 2019 by AnyChart Team

Visual Data Graphics on EU Regions, Freedom of Press, IMF Forecasts, and Climate Change — DataViz WeeklyGet ready for another dose of cool visual data graphics — DataViz Weekly is here! Today we are glad to acquaint you with the following new interesting projects:

  • The Pudding explains why EU regions redraw their borders.
  • Reporters Without Borders shares its annual World Press Freedom Index for 2019.
  • Bloomberg analyzes errors in the International Monetary Fund’s spring forecasts of same-year GDP growth.
  • BuzzFeed visualizes how climate change has already transformed the planet.

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FinancesOnline Honors AnyChart Data Visualization Software with Premium Usability and Rising Star Awards April 23rd, 2019 by AnyChart Team

AnyChart gets 2019 Premium Usability and 2019 Rising Star awards from FinancesOnline, now also included in their top data visualization software listAt AnyChart, we believe that companies and organizations should be able to leverage their data without having to waste time on trying to make sense of raw digits and vast spreadsheets. This is why we worked hard to create a no-fuss interactive data visualization software that does not compromise flexibility while giving everyone a unique chance to visualize any data in any way they want and make correct data-driven decisions they need in an instant. It is for this reason that FinancesOnline, a reputable business directory, has included our charting solution in their list of the top data visualization tools and granted us the Premium Usability Award and the Rising Star Award for 2019!

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Data Charting on Health Care, Elections, Income, and Countries — DataViz Weekly April 19th, 2019 by AnyChart Team

Examples of Data Charting on Health Care, Elections, Income, and Countries in new DataViz WeeklyVarious data charting examples get published on the web every day. They are part of visual stories, analytical reports, scientific studies, and so on. Every week, we choose four of the most interesting projects with charts and maps we’ve come across and feature them in a special post on the AnyChart blog within the framework of our regular DataViz Weekly series. So here’s a new one!

Today on Data Visualization Weekly:

  • estimates of health care expenditures under the “Medicare for All” plan by U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders;
  • electoral interference instances by the United States and USSR (Russia) in 1946-2000;
  • U.S. households in each state by income level;
  • top countries by GDP per capita in 1801-2016.

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How to Code JS Column Chart with Multi-Level X-Axis — Challenge AnyChart! April 17th, 2019 by Irina Maximova

How to code an interactive JS column chart with a wulti-level X-axis using the AnyChart JavaScript charting library, in the Challenge AnyChart! blog featureWe continue to update the Challenge AnyChart! section of our blog with new data visualization tutorials. They nicely demonstrate how powerful our JavaScript charting library is, which our Support Team is always eager to prove to everyone. In one of the first challenges, we already told you how to create a JS chart with nested axes. Since our customers keep showing interest in such forms of data presentation, now we’ll show you how to build another interesting chart with a different appearance but quite similar code — an interactive JS column chart with a multi-level X-axis.

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Visual Data Presentations About Occupations, Air Quality, Forecasts, and Cherry Blossom — DataViz Weekly April 12th, 2019 by AnyChart Team

Visual Data Presentations About Occupations, Air Quality, Forecasts, and Cherry Blossom — DataViz WeeklyCheck out new interesting visual data presentations we’ve found these days — they are good examples of beautiful and insightful data visualization in action.

Today on DataViz Weekly:

  • charting occupations in the United States, by age and income,
  • mapping London’s air quality,
  • analyzing FiveThirtyEight’s forecasts, and
  • revealing big business behind the cherry blossom season in Japan.

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AnyChart Blog Named in 50 Best Data Visualization Blogs to Follow in 2019 April 10th, 2019 by AnyChart Team

Feedspot named AnyChart Blog among the 50 best data visualization blogs to follow in 2019Yay, AnyChart Blog with our flagship regular feature DataViz Weekly has made it to the Top 50 Data Visualization Blogs and Websites To Follow in 2019! Curated by Feedspot, this newly updated list ranks our blog as high as second — right next to Nathan Yau’s brilliant blog FlowingData deservedly occupying the first place among the best data visualization blogs.

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Data Charts for Visual Analysis of Languages, MLB Fandom, Gender Gap, and IRS Audit Rates — DataViz Weekly April 5th, 2019 by AnyChart Team

Data Charts for Visual Analysis of Languages, MLB Fandom, Gender Gap, and IRS Audit Rates — DataViz WeeklyData charts are greatly helpful in analysis, making it much easier for us people to make sense of numbers and percentages from various statistics and reports through visualization. Let’s take a quick look at how this works in reality.

Today we’ll meet you with four of the new interesting projects we’ve recently come across, featuring cool data visualizations about the following:

  • world languages;
  • MLB fandom;
  • global gender gap;
  • IRS audit rates.

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How to Create Stunning Interactive Bar Charts Using JavaScript — Tutorial April 3rd, 2019 by Alfrick Opidi

Tutorial on creating stunning interactive bar charts using JavaScriptWeb developer Alfrick Opidi shows how to create beautiful interactive bar charts using JavaScript (HTML5), taking the AnyChart JS charting library as an example along the tutorial.

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