Charts and graphs

Charts and graphs

This section has information about a range of tools you can use to make charts and graphs. Some you will know about, like pie charts, but others might be completely new to you, such as interactive online motion bubble charts.

a sophisticated, code-based toolkit that helps you create exceptionally rich and complex data driven visualizations.

D3 - Data Driven Documents
Online and offline

you can create rich and complex data driven visualizations. Since D3 can use data that is stored in a comma-separated values (CSV) file, the visualization always reflects the latest version of the CSV. Once you have defined how you want to visualize your data, you only have to update the CSV.

an interactive tool for exploring, visualising and understanding large network graphs.

Nodes representing people, organisations and productions tagged with a filming location in North East England in the IMDB
It can only be used as a desktop application.

it has the 'wow' factor due to its great graphics (especially the 3D function) and along with its interactive element Gephi brings your data to life.

powerful desktop software for making professional-looking interactive charts, maps and tables that you can share online.

Gapminder
Online. Desktop installation.

its huge build-in data catalogue makes it likely to have something relevant to your work, and will help you present it in a stylish way.

software for making charts, maps and diagrams for your website.

Made using the free VIDI data visualisation tools, Patchwork Nation shows economic and social data about the United States.
Online

VIDI's easy-to-use demonstration website allows you to use your own data to try out over 20 different sorts of data visualisation.

powerful desktop software for making professional-looking interactive charts, maps and tables that you can share online.

Tableau Public Afghan war diaries
Desktop

it's as easy to use as a spreadsheet and makes suggestions about how your data could be visualised.

a website where you can create images that show which topics stand out in a text.

Occupy LFS Wordle
Online

in seconds you can create an interesting-looking visual to illustrate your writing and use as a talking point.

a website where you can make interactive charts with your own data.

Manyeyes map
Online

it is quick and easy to make and share great looking and fun to use visualisations from your own data.

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