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JavaScript Graph Visualization Libraries Updated — Check Out AnyChart 8.7.0 with New Awesome Features! August 8th, 2019 by AnyChart Team

JavaScript Graph Visualization Libraries Updated - Check Out AnyChart 8.7.0 with New Awesome JS Charting Features!AnyChart 8.7.0 is out with a lot of new awesome data visualization features. Look what we’ve added to our JavaScript graph libraries in this major update.

New Features in AnyChart 8.7.0

Client-side export of JS charts delivered in AnyChart 8.7.0
Client-Side Export

We’ve added the client-side export feature to all our JavaScript charting libraries — AnyChart, AnyStock, AnyGantt, and AnyMap. This will allow you to have your data visualizations saved as images — SVG, PNG, and JPG — and PDF documents without a roundtrip to the server, by leveraging the built-in browser features for a seamless JS chart export, fast and secure.

UI controls to swap and maximize JS stock charts delivered in AnyStock 8.7.0 by AnyChart
Stock UI Controls: Swap and Maximize

The AnyStock JS library is now provided with three new UI controls in the form of buttons — “Up,” “Down,” and “Maximize.” The buttons make it easy for the viewer, market data analyst or trader, to swap the adjoining stock charts by moving one of them up or down, or maximize a certain visualization so it fills the entire page.

JS stock chart plot splitter delivered in AnyStock 8.7.0 by AnyChart
Stock Plot Splitter

A splitter is now automatically created between stock chart plots. It enables the viewer to change the relative height of the charts by dragging them up or down. This feature can facilitate data analysis when multiple stock or financial charts are drawn on the same page one above the other, allowing the viewer to make a (currently) more important visualization bigger than the others.

Infinite range annotations in JS stock charts delivered in AnyStock 8.7.0 by AnyChart
Infinite Range Annotations

In release 8.7.0, we’ve also delivered two new annotations to the AnyStock JavaScript graph library. These are infinite ranges — horizontal and vertical. So now they can be drawn on stock and financial charts powered by AnyStock using a ready-to-use UI, allowing you to avoid coding them as range axis markers, and therefore to save you a lot of time and effort. In our gallery, you’ll find two examples of how these annotations can look — horizontal range demo and vertical range demo.

New technical indicators for technical analysis delivered in AnyStock 8.7.0 by AnyChart including ENV, IKH, PPO, RCI, and PSY
New Technical Indicators

Five new out-of-the-box indicators for technical analysis are now available in stock charts: Envelope (ENV), Ichimoku Cloud (IKH), Price Oscillator (PPO), Rank Correlation Index (RCI), and Psychological Line (PSY). You’ll find stock chart examples showcasing these and other technical indicators in a special section of our gallery.

Milestone preview on parent task bars in JS Gantt charts delivered in AnyGantt 8.7.0 by AnyChart
Milestone Preview on Parent Task Bar

Milestone preview on the parent task bar is now available in the AnyGantt library. This new feature will allow the viewer of a Gantt chart to quickly understand what milestones such a task has and then expand it to learn the details if needed. Check out an example of a Gantt chart with milestone preview in our gallery.

Custom markers for milestones in JS Gantt charts delivered in AnyGantt 8.7.0 by AnyChart
Custom Marker for Milestone

In release 8.7.0, we’ve also added an option to customize milestone markers on Gantt charts by type and color. So now you can easily differentiate between the milestones of non-identical nature within the same project by depicting them in different ways. Look at a Gantt chart example with custom markers in our gallery.

Custom basic year in JS Gantt charts delivered in AnyGantt 8.7.0 by AnyChart
Custom Basic Year

Previously, our Gantt charts only supported the calendar year as the basic year period. Now, it is possible to define a custom one. For example, you can go ahead and set a fiscal (financial) year, or an academic year, or any other year depending on what point of reference you actually need in this regard; quarters will be formed accordingly. Here’s a fiscal year demo.

Polygonal selection in JS maps delivered in AnyMap 8.7.0 by AnyChart
Polygonal Selection in Maps

We’ve made it possible to select points on JS map charts powered by the AnyMap library by drawing a polygon. In addition to the rectangular marquee, such a complex, polygonal selection can now be easily configured using our API and is also available to the end user from the context menu. Give it a try on a dedicated selection type demo in our gallery.

More JavaScript Graph Visualization Improvements in Version 8.7.0

In fact, release 8.7.0 has delivered even more improvements as well as bug fixes.

Check out the version histories of our products for more information:

The next major update of our JavaScript graph visualization libraries will bring multiple other improvements. In the meantime, feel free to send us new feature requests along with any other suggestions — just get in touch with our Support Team, and we’d love to hear from you exactly what you want to get.

Enjoy AnyChart JS Charts 8.7.0!


Create Cool Interactive Sankey Diagram Using JavaScript — Tutorial June 13th, 2019 by Alfrick Opidi

Create Cool Interactive Sankey Diagram Using JavaScript — TutorialSankey diagrams are becoming more and more popular in data visualization tasks. So, it’s essential for front-end web developers to know how to create charts of this type. Actually, it is quite a simple and straightforward process, especially if you are using one of the good JavaScript charting libraries.

In my tutorial, I’ll show you how to create beautiful, intuitive, interactive JS (HTML5) Sankey diagrams with no fuss.

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AnyChart Joins Qlik Technology Program and Adds 36 Chart Types to Qlik Sense in Just-Launched Extensions May 7th, 2019 by AnyChart Team

AnyChart Joins Qlik Technology Program and Adds 36 Chart Types to Qlik Sense in Just-Launched Extensions

“We’re excited to be partnering with AnyChart, and their extensions will provide customers with additional choices for building even more compelling visualizations.”
Mike Foster, Vice President, Strategic Partners at Qlik.
(Source: press release as of May 7, 2019.)

AnyChart crosses a new frontier! The vast data visualization capabilities of our award-winning JavaScript charting library, designed primarily for web developers and software engineers, are now available directly to data analysts and BI experts through powerful, flexible, intuitive extensions for Qlik Sense — AnyChart, AnyGantt, and AnyStock!

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Qlik Extension: Introducing Configuration File Settings for Charts December 20th, 2018 by Irina Maximova

Qlik Extension: Introducing Configuration File Settings for ChartsAnother brand new AnyChart Qlik plugin feature has arrived: Now it is possible to change the default settings in the configuration file of our Qlik extension for data visualization!

AnyChart Qlik plugin’s configuration file allows you to apply the default settings to all charts and dashboards created by the extension and customize them, which is impossible to achieve in the chart editor itself.

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Current Price Indicator with Custom Value and Scale Calculation in JavaScript Stock Charts — Challenge AnyChart! September 19th, 2018 by Irina Maximova

Current Price Indicator with Custom Value and Scale Calculation in JavaScript Stock Charts — Challenge AnyChart!Further inspired by noteworthy questions our Support Team receives from customers, we resume the Challenge AnyChart! feature, demonstrating huge flexibility of our JavaScript (HTML5) charting libraries and explaining how exactly you can solve advanced data visualization tasks with the help of AnyChart. Today’s tutorial is about JS stock charts, and more precisely, we’ll dive into how to draw the Current Price Indicator with a custom value and make it visible even when zooming and scrolling, by utilizing Axis Markers.

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Custom Technical Indicators in JavaScript Stock Charts — Challenge AnyChart! March 14th, 2018 by Irina Maximova

Custom Technical Indicators in JavaScript Stock Charts — Challenge AnyChart!
It is a pleasure to present a new Challenge AnyChart article! We love our customers and their original tasks, so we continue to show the unlimited capabilities of our JavaScript charting libraries to the blog readers.

The heroes of today’s tutorial are custom technical indicators. Below we’ll explore how to add them to a JS (HTML5) stock chart step by step. So, let’s begin.

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Top Big Data Trends for 2017 September 13th, 2017 by Jay Stevenson

Big data trends in 2017: top trends in big data explainedBig Data has been growing exponentially as a very special segment in the core of today’s data analytics, with all the more organizations and companies collecting, visualizing, exploring and communicating large amounts of various kinds of data. In this article, we will talk about notable big data trends that we see in and for 2017 and also take a quick look at some technologies being widely used in this field today.

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