Archive for September, 2020

New JavaScript Chart Features in AnyChart 8.9.0 September 29th, 2020 by AnyChart Team

New JavaScript Chart Features in AnyChart 8.9.0AnyChart 8.9.0 is out! The latest major update brings new exciting out-of-the-box features to our award-winning JavaScript charting library product family — AnyChart, AnyStock, AnyGantt, and AnyMap. Enjoy the improved functionality and build even more compelling data visualizations for your web sites and apps in less time!

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Visualizing Noise, Census, COVID-19, and Happiness Data — DataViz Weekly September 25th, 2020 by AnyChart Team

Visualizing Noise, Census, COVID-19, and Happiness Data | DataViz WeeklyWe have put together a roundup of new awesome data visualizations from around the web. Look what we’ve got for you to check out this Friday on DataViz Weekly:

  • Noise pollution in Brussels — Karim Douïeb
  • Census 2020 undercounts and their consequences — NYT Opinion
  • COVID-19 symptoms search trends — Google People + AI Research (PAIR)
  • World happiness by region — Wayde Herman

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How to Build Box Plot Using JavaScript: Visualizing World Happiness September 22nd, 2020 by Wayde Herman

A box plot visualizing world happiness report data, the cover image for a guide on how to build interactive box plots with JavaScript HTML5Data visualization is an important and sometimes undervalued tool in a data scientist’s toolkit. It allows us to gain an understanding and intuition about the data, through exploratory data analysis, which influences preprocessing, feature engineering, and the correct machine learning algorithm choice. It also helps to better evaluate models and even allows you to spot areas in the data where models could have poor performance.

Taking data visualization one step further by adding interactivity is even more advantageous. By adding interactive elements to your visualizations you create a more engaging experience. This in turn makes a user ‘explore’ visualizations instead of just reading them!

In this tutorial, I will be covering how to build an interactive data visualization, specifically a box plot as an example, using JavaScript and a charting library. I will begin by first briefly covering the basics of box plots before going through the steps of building one and then finally using the technique in a fun example to investigate the distribution of happiness between the different regions of the planet in an attempt to answer the question: ‘Where should you live to be happier?’.

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New Environmental Maps Worth Checking Out — DataViz Weekly September 18th, 2020 by AnyChart Team

New Environmental Maps Worth Checking Out | DataViz WeeklyLately, we’ve seen a bunch of cool geovisualizations on the topics of climate, pollution, and human impact. Here are some of the most interesting fresh ones. Check out the new DataViz Weekly post which is entirely dedicated to great examples of environmental maps:

  • American climate shifts — ProPublica
  • Earth’s most biologically important lands — RESOLVE
  • Rainforest loss — Bloomberg Green
  • Toxicity in North Brooklyn — North Brooklyn Neighbors

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Meet September 2020 Releases of AnyChart and AnyGantt Extensions for Qlik September 16th, 2020 by AnyChart Team

Meet September 2020 Releases of AnyChart and AnyGantt Extensions for QlikWe’ve just updated the AnyChart and AnyGantt extensions for Qlik Sense to further facilitate the path to enhanced data-driven insights for you! Keep reading to learn about the new amazing Waterfall Chart and Gantt Chart features delivered in the 4.3.249 releases. Then check out the latest versions to see them all in action!

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New Maps and Charts Showing Power of Data Visualization — DataViz Weekly September 11th, 2020 by AnyChart Team

New Maps and Charts Showing the Power of Data Visualization | DataViz WeeklyThe long wait is over! DataViz Weekly is here bringing some of the best new maps and charts from all over the web to the spotlight! Look at these amazing examples that show the power of smart data visualization:

  • College football fan movement and COVID-19 risk — ESPN
  • California wildfires over the past 17 years — FlowingData
  • London solar opportunities — UCL Energy
  • Voter scenarios for the U.S. presidential election — The Washington Post

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Awesome Fresh Data Visualization Projects for Inspiration — DataViz Weekly September 4th, 2020 by AnyChart Team

Awesome Fresh Data Visualization Projects for Inspiration | DataViz WeeklyCelebrating the first Friday of September, don’t miss these awesome fresh data visualization projects for inspiration! We have recently met them around the web and are glad to introduce you to them in a quick overview. So our new picks for DataViz Weekly include:

  • COVID-19 situation in Europe, a subnational view — WHO/Europe
  • Potential outcomes of the U.S. presidential election — The New York Times
  • State of democracy worldwide since 2006 — Preity Lodha
  • Colors of the American landscape vs electoral map colors — The Upshot

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