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From Stephan Bardubitzki <step...@bardubitzki.com>
Subject Re: Data Visualization
Date Thu, 14 Mar 2013 05:30:27 GMT
Thanks Russell, d3.js looks interesting. Will definitely give it a try.

Stephan

Sent from my Galaxy Nexus

Russell Branca <chewbranca@gmail.com> wrote:

>On Wed, Mar 13, 2013 at 9:58 PM, Benoit Chesneau <bchesneau@gmail.com>wrote:
>
>> On Thursday, March 14, 2013, Russell Branca wrote:
>>
>> > I'm partial to D3.js, which is a powerful library for data manipulation
>> and
>> > provides good constructs for creating SVG based visualizations. It is
>> not a
>> > "charting" library though, but rather a library you would use to create
>> > such a tool.
>> >
>> > D3.js: http://d3js.org/
>> >
>> > Two nice charting libraries on top of D3:
>> >
>> > http://nvd3.org/
>> > http://code.shutterstock.com/rickshaw/
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> which one would you advice?
>>
>
>They're both quite good for building simple things. NVD3 has a wider
>variety of display types, like pie charts, bullet charts, and the tree
>view. Whereas Rickshaw has a more interactive and real time support and a
>good example with:
>http://code.shutterstock.com/rickshaw/examples/extensions.html.
>
>Overall either make a pretty good 80% solution for getting something
>running quickly, but at the end of the day they're just wrappers around D3,
>and if you want a fully customized visualization, D3 is the way to go.
>
>If you interact with and filter data sets in javascript, D3 is a fantastic
>tool to have in your toolkit, as it provides a great set of utility
>functions for manipulating data, but the really interesting part of D3 is
>the concept that it gets its name from, "Data Driven Documents," which is
>basically a way to build data sets that change over time and to easily
>trigger state transitions when your data changes. Worth looking into, and
>lots of good resources out there to learn from. Also, the white paper for
>D3 is quite interesting: http://vis.stanford.edu/files/2011-D3-InfoVis.pdf.
>
>Hope that helps!
>
>
>-Russell
>
>
>
>> > -Russell
>> >
>> >
>> > On Wed, Mar 13, 2013 at 9:09 PM, Jim Klo <jim.klo@sri.com<javascript:;>>
>> > wrote:
>> >
>> > > Good place to start?
>> > >
>> > >
>> > >
>> >
>> https://github.com/mbostock/d3/wiki/Integrating-D3-with-a-CouchDB-database-1
>> > >
>> > > That's a very generalized request... Visualizing what?
>> > >
>> > > Google charts is quick and easy, but found it painful to scale.
>> Updating
>> > > the DataTables has always been a bit awkward IMO when working with
>> > CouchDB.
>> > >
>> > >
>> > > Sent from my iPhone
>> > >
>> > > On Mar 13, 2013, at 8:11 PM, "Stephan Bardubitzki" <
>> > > stephan@bardubitzki.com <javascript:;><mailto:stephan@bardubitzki.com
>> <javascript:;>>>
>> > wrote:
>> > >
>> > > Hi there,
>> > >
>> > > can someone recommend a tool/library for data visualization? I was
>> > > thinking about Google Chart Tool but there might be others available.
>> > >
>> > > Thx,
>> > > Stephan
>> > >
>> > >
>> >
>>
>
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