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Building a Marimekko Chart with JavaScript

December 22nd, 2020 by Dilhani Withanage

A Marimekko Chart built with JavaScript displayed on a laptop screenWould you like to know how to easily create an interactive Marimekko chart for HTML5 based apps and Web pages using JavaScript? If yes, you are on the best path to learning this.

Also known as Mekko charts and market maps, Marimekko charts display numerical values that vary from 0% to 100% in its Y-axis. The most exciting part lies in their X-axis, which indicates the sum of values within categories. Each category’s width along the X-axis portraits the whole category’s contribution to a total of all data. In simple words, this is a type of a stacked chart that visualizes categorical data. Still, both the Y and X axes vary in a percentage scale by determining each segment’s width and height.

Are you a smartphone enthusiast and interested to look at the global smartphone shipments in 2019 by quarter and by vendor? Then especially follow the present tutorial as we are to visualize this market data in an elegant Marimekko diagram using simple JS chart coding techniques.

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How I Created a Sunburst Chart Using JavaScript to Visualize COVID-19 Data

December 8th, 2020 by Shachee Swadia

A tutorial on how to create a sunburst chart using JavaScript to visualize COVID-19 dataAlmost recovered from COVID-19 myself these days, I decided to explore how the world is currently doing, during the pandemic. So I created a sunburst chart to see at a glance what continents and countries are more (and less) affected by the coronavirus than others. The process was quick and I thought someone could be interested to learn about how such data visualizations can be built in a pretty straightforward way, even with very little technical skills. So I also made a tutorial. And here I am — (1) sharing my interactive sunburst chart of COVID cases and (2) describing how I created it using JavaScript in a matter of minutes, step by step!

My JS sunburst chart provides an overview of the situation as of November 24, 2020, and also shows the global count, continent-wide data, and country-wise proportions for the current active COVID-19 cases and deaths. Scroll down to explore it by yourself and check out the tutorial along the way. Here is a sneak peek of the final chart to get you excited:

JavaScript Sunburst Chart to be created

This sunburst charting tutorial is mainly for beginners to data science. So before we get to business, let’s make sure we’re on the same page. I’ll explain what a sunburst chart is and how it works, to start with. Then I’ll show you how to create a cool and colorful interactive visualization like that with JavaScript (and you can do it even if you don’t know it too well). That’s the plan!

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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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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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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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Qlik Sense Visualization Extensions AnyChart, AnyStock and AnyGantt Updated with New Features

July 16th, 2020 by AnyChart Team

Qlik Sense Visualization Extensions AnyChart, AnyStock and AnyGantt Updated with New FeaturesA number of new powerful capabilities are now available in our extensions for Qlik Sense! The new features are designed to help speed up data analysis in the native Qlik environment, making it even more intuitive and workflows streamlined.

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New Helpful Features in AnyGantt Project Management Bundle for Qlik Sense

June 16th, 2020 by AnyChart Team

New Helpful Features in AnyGantt Project Management Bundle for Qlik SenseJust added, two new helpful features for our project management bundle for Qlik Sense! Enjoy a more precise control over the visualization of your data and make better decisions!

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JavaScript Charting Library 8.8.0 Released with New Exciting Data Viz Features

May 22nd, 2020 by AnyChart Team

AnyChart JavaScript Charting Library 8.8.0 release bringing new exciting data viz featuresWe’ve just updated our JavaScript charting library with new exciting features and improvements! In the 8.8.0 release of AnyChart JS, the focus is put on enhancements for Gantt charts. They will be helpful in making your project and resource data visualizations even more insightful with ease. We’ve also upgraded basic and time-series charts as well as maps. Below is an overview of the new key arrivals. Be sure to check it out, download the updated builds, and enjoy!

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COVID Tracker StopCorona.info Adds AnyChart JS Charts to Visualize Coronavirus Statistics

May 18th, 2020 by AnyChart Team

COVID Tracker StopCorona.info Adds AnyChart JS Charts to Visualize Coronavirus StatisticsCOVID tracker StopCorona.info is using our JavaScript data visualization library to display up-to-date coronavirus statistics in compelling and insightful charts. (Read our interview with its creator to learn how.)

COVID-19 is a global emergency and the fight against it requires a joint effort. We at AnyChart cannot stay aside, too. With a lot of pandemic data out there, from numerous sources and with constant updates, it’s difficult to keep up with how the situation unfolds, let alone making sense of all relevant information in due course. But this is exactly where we can help, with our established charting solutions that can visualize any data on the fly.

We thought you should know we’re ready to give a full-featured non-profit license to all initiatives aiming to tackle the novel coronavirus outbreak. Moreover, we’ve already allowed one project – StopCorona.info – to use our JavaScript charting library for free.

Developed as a not-for-profit initiative by Diffco, a top Silicon Valley app development company, StopCorona is designed to bring transparency to the pandemic situation worldwide. To achieve that, it collects COVID-19 statistics from more than 20 reliable public open data sources, including WHO, CDC, ECDC, CCDC, and NHC to name a few. Now this enormous (and ever-expanding) set of coronavirus data is graphically represented in an analyst-friendly interface powered by AnyChart JS Charts.

As a global leader of data visualization and reporting tools, we at AnyChart were more than happy to support StopCorona by letting them use our award-winning JS charting library absolutely free, under a full-featured non-profit license.

If you guys are building a useful resource for COVID-19 data analytics, try AnyChart and apply for a free license, too. We will gladly provide you with complimentary access to our flexible data visualization solutions. In this way you will get the industry’s best charts for the web or mobile fully at your service, empowering your website visitors or app users to make sense of the myriad COVID numbers at a glance, with great ease.

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Qlik Sense Timeline Chart and More New Features in AnyGantt Extension V 4.1.244

April 24th, 2020 by AnyChart Team

Qlik Sense Timeline Chart and More New Features in AnyGantt Extension V 4.1.244Hey Qlikkies, meet the awesome Qlik Sense Timeline Chart from AnyChart! We are excited to deliver it in the new, just-released version of our AnyGantt extension.

Hence the Timeline Chart has become — wait for it — the 40th chart type available in our data visualization extensions for Qlik Sense overall! For AnyGantt specifically it is the 3rd one, making AnyGantt a unique, cutting-edge Project Management Bundle for Qlik now comprising the Project Gantt Chart, Resource Chart, and Timeline Chart in a single intuitive extension.

However, it is not all great news. Release 4.1.244 also brings a bunch of other awesome features and improvements to the AnyGantt extension.

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