Analyzing data online can be a tedious task & when you have tons of data to share online – it could be challenging to make it readable & at the same time interesting for the user to understand the data. In such scenarios data visualization plugins can come in handy to visually represent your data to the user than just presenting it as plain numbers.
Chronoscope is a powerful data visualization tool which can handle huge datasets & still present it elegantly.
Chronoscope supports interactive framerates on datasets with tens of thousands of points by using multiresolution representation and incremental streaming. Sending millions of elements to a user’s browser might not be a great idea, so Chronoscope supports incremental streaming of remote datasets.
The example above shows a dataset with over 18,000 points (daily US Federal Reserve Funds Rates going back to 1954).
#3. Simile Web Widgets [MIT]
The Simile Project from MIT is a robust open source tool that allows users to access, manage, visualize and reuse digital assets. Simile project has a set of widgets which allows you to view the data as a timeline or plot on a graph & lot more…
#4. Protovis [Stanford]
Protovis composes custom views of data with simple marks such as bars and dots. Unlike low-level graphics libraries that quickly become tedious for visualization, Protovis defines marks through dynamic properties that encode data, allowing inheritance, scales and layouts to simplify construction.
#5. Highcharts – jQuery/Prototype/MooTools
#6. Flotr – Prototype
Flotr enables you to draw appealing graphs in most modern browsers with an easy to learn syntax. It comes with great features like legend support, negative value support, mouse tracking, selection support, zoom support, event hooks, CSS styling support and much more.
#7. Flot – jQuery
The focus is on simple usage (all settings are optional), attractive looks and interactive features like zooming and mouse tracking.
#8. jqPlot – jQuery
#9. Sparklines – jQuery
The plugin is compatible with most modern browsers and has been tested with Firefox 2+, Safari 3+, Opera 9, Google Chrome and Internet Explorer 6, 7 & 8.
#10. Visualize – jQuery
The Visualize plugin parses key content elements in a well-structured HTML table, and leverages that native HTML5 canvas drawing ability to transform them into a chart or graph visualization.
#11. Tuftegraph – jQuery
Tuftegraph is similar to Flot in creating simple & good looking graphs but the only difference being this is a bit lightweight.
#12. mooChart – MooTools
moochart is a plugin for MooTools 1.2 that draws bubble diagrams on the canvas tag. Future versions might include pie, bar & line graphs.