Questions tagged [data-visualization]

Software feature that brings hard to comprehend information into an visual representation that can be human-readable.

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Alternative for Graphviz with better automatic node placement for large graphs?

In the past I used Graphviz to create drawing of graphs. It is a nice tools for small graphs. But unfortunately, for large graphs, Graphviz really sucks: It always crossed edges that obviously could ...
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Tool to Visualize SQL Database Schema

Please recommend a tool to visualize database schema. It should be able to generate schema of existing DB. support - mySQL platform - Linux/Windows licence - free/open-source Something like ...
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Best Free Alternative to Tableau

Is there a good GNU/FOSS alternative to Tableau? Tableau is a piece of software which allows you to connect to heterogeneous data sources (files, SQL databases, etc) and quickly combine data in ...
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Quick and Easy Data Model Diagrams (ERD)

When I'm doing documentation, I frequently want to build a small ERD by hand to demonstrate a couple of relationships that are associated with the current topic. I can do it in Visio, and frequently ...
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Software to draw the data flow of a program?

I would like to draw the data flow for the documentation of a project. I thought of something like this (created with Dia). Functions: I would like to be able to draw databases, single computers, ...
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XML inspection tool

I develop a lot with XML and use mostly XmlSpy. It's really great and also really expensive. I am looking for a cheaper/free alternative. Must-haves: XML grid view (viewing the XML structure like a ...
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Software which detects Internet usage by an EXE?

Sometimes my router shows huge Internet usage by my Windows laptop, but I am unaware of the reason. I want to be sure that it's not infected with a virus. Is there software which can detect which EXE ...
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JavaScript library to display Venn diagrams

I am looking for a JavaScript library which is able to produce Venn diagrams. Requirements The ability to specify and draw sets colorize sets (and results of operations between them) label sets (...
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Data analysis/plotting on OS X

I am searching for an easy to use software for OS X that is capable of the following: data analysis (load/process/manipulate data) via scripting plotting the data configuring the plot directly (not ...
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Gratis tool to visualize project dependencies for Visual Studio 2013 solution

Visual Studio Ultimate contains a way to visualize project dependencies for a solution. I do not have access to that edition (I have Pro, but am looking for a solution that will also work when using ...
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WYSIWYG Geometry Tool

I need a tool that is able to: Draw 2D/3D geometric objects given the sufficient attributes (center, raduis for a circle, lower-left corner and side length for a cube etc.) Show the intersection ...
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A tool for fancy visualizations

I was always impressed with the charts and the visualizations on the various infographics. They are totaly different from Excel or Google Charts. Do you know any desktop or web application for this ...
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DOT Graph Viewer

I'm looking for a DOT graph file format viewer. Graphviz works really well for small graphs, but it is rather clunky once they become large. In particular, I'm looking for a solution that solves the ...
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Extract Highlights and Markups from Documents (PDF preferred, Word or suggestions)

As part of my studying/learning, I have a lot of PDF documents that I'm reading. There's an "Almost Awesome" thing I've found discovered about PDFs. Using these instructions you can use Adobe ...
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Looking for a voice recording software with visualizer

I am looking for a software that will let me record my voice and create a video with visualizer (correct me if my choice of words is wrong) that is sensitive to my voice like TV professionals show on ...
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Visio alternative for OSX

I am looking for a free or paid alternative for Mac OS X (macOS). I have used Microsoft Visio a lot, but I can't find a good alternative which works for OSX. It should support these diagrams at least....
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Simple gantt-like timeline chart tool?

I'd like to plan a travel itinerary in a Gantt-chart-like fashion. This is what I'd like: Zoom in down to resolution of less than an hour, zoom out to resolution of months Ability to set "task" start/...
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Complex SQL Query visualizer

Is there a tool (gratis), that helps developer to understand or helps to visualize the complex queries (involving JOINS, GROUP BY). I know about the snowflakesjoins service which provides visualizer ...
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Software for storing and easy visualization of multidimensional data slices

I have several hundreds of values, each corresponding a tuple of features from different dimensions. For example, the value is price, dimensions are: Fruit: apples, oranges, bananas (enum dimension) ...
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Statistical Analysis of GPX Files

I have a number of GPX files upon which I would like to perform some statistical analysis. The sort of thing I am after is to extract journeys from A to B where different routes have been taken, ...
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Avro data file gui viewer/editor

while working with binary data format files - Apache Avro it would be handy to have some viewer/editor at least for QA. I tried protobuf editor which works great for protocol buffers and have some ...
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Convert a huge PNG picture to an interactive, zoomable map?

I generated a 65k x 65k (4 gigapixels) image that is basically a visualisation of the entire IPv4 address space from one perspective: No browser is willing to load an image that big, claiming it ...
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Free XML IDE (alternative for Stylus Studio)

I'm looking for a free alternative to Stylus Studio which is a visual XML editing tool. Here are my requirements: Tree view of XML Some type of visual "blocks" view of XML files (I only found this ...
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Procedural textures software library

I would like to write some software that composes images out of procedural textures. For ultimate flexibility I would like to access/create those textures via an API. In the past I have used POV-Ray ...
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Java library for horizontal tree display

I'm looking for a way to display information in the format of a tree with multiple, connected root nodes. The root nodes would be located at the same depth in the tree, and have horizontal connections ...
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Cheap software/app to publish interactive graphs (like Excel's Pivot Charts) online

A dynamic chart where the user can apply filters on the categorical variables. I would also like the related database to remain inaccessible to the user. An example of such chart.
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Web charts for time series

I have a database (mysql) with 10 statistics collected every minute. I want to visualize those collections through different graphs. For example visualize the collection grouped by day of the week, ...
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Program to visually organize family trees

I'm a fiction writer, and I love designing my worlds and everything about them. I'm also highly visual, so I need to map/sketch/design things out so I can see how they look and work together. One ...
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GUI Recommendations for Python Project

I use Python for basic back end purposes, using numpy/pandas heavily. I’m now looking to build out a program that incorporates a GUI. For my program, I’m thinking about either using a Python related ...
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Knowledge visualization software

I am looking for a FOSS software that is similar in spirit to a tool called TheBrain. TheBrain can be described as a sophisticated mind mapping tool, where you can visualize concepts and establish ...
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Graphing software for best fit curve

I am looking for a specific graphing software that can take in values for X axis and Y axis and then output a best fit curve. By using Excel 2010, I am able to output this nice curve: However, I ...
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Appropriate Clustering software

I am writing my master's thesis on Music Information Retrieval and Visualisation of music collections. In order to visualise a collection of music tracks, I am looking for an appropriate (and ...
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How to centralize, store and analyse spread out file logs?

TLDR: Our application generates file logs holding bits of information that we'd like to parse them and store in one place, in order to periodically consult them and compute metrics from them (in real ...
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Library to generate a scaled, 4-set Venn diagram

I am looking for a Python library that is able to produce a scaled, 4-set Venn diagrams. Scaled means that the displayed areas should try to match the cardinality of each set. 4-set means I should be ...
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Visualize my LinkedIn network

The situation In the past I sometimes used InMaps to see how my LinkedIn contacts were clustered. Unfortunately the service is discontinued, and now I just partially succeeded with Socilab, which is ...
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Browser extensions to custom enhance text information, alternative to "Find in page"

I frequently find myself combing through a number of web pages looking for particular keywords and related topics. I want something better than the browser's "find in page" function (which highlights ...
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Linux alternative to Excel pivot table

My company uses some simple MySQL queries to generate a CSV report of a bunch of stats (about 20 columns, rows in the low thousands). We then use Microsoft Excel to create pivot tables to explore and ...
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Database schema visualization for MS SQL Server

Are there any tools for schema visualization of an existing MS SQL Server database? In particular, I'd like something that reads the tables, fields, and constraints automatically, and that allows for ...
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JS charting library with good performance

I have some data in .csv format (~10000 records or more) and I need visualize them in charts (Area and line charts in the main). Also charts must be interactive and to have controllers and filters. ...
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Windows 10 program to assign jobs to employees, in construction business

I have been asked to develop a small application by a friend of mine. He runs a small construction business. At the moment, he keeps track of what jobs his employees are assigned to using a table ...
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File manager for Linux that organizes files on a mind map structure?

I'm looking for a file manager that allows me to visualize the local files from my computer on a mind map structure. The idea of the map would be something like this: This GIF is from a beta ...
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Library that can overlay a text with a heatmap

I am looking for a library that can overlay a text with a heatmap. I.e., add a highlight with gradient. I would simply define a value for each character: the value would define the highlight/heatmap ...
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A software for creating a 3D spatial density map from large data points

I have a (time-dependent) system of ~100k moving points in a confined space. Each point has its own Cartesian coordinates and weight (w) in the form of (x,y,z;w). I'm looking for a software/app/...
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Scrape / Extract Wikipedia Category Taxonomies into UI

I would like to know how to build a visual taxonomy tree from the categories on Wikipedia as a seed; are there any existing tools which might be able to be used in order to extract this type of ...
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Application to Vizualize Task

I am looking for an application (open source, freeware etc.) that has ability to visualize the task into a map with following title "To do", "Doing" and "Done". The map should be similar as the ...
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Which mesh processing library for python to chose

for a project I'm writing I need a library for python to process ".off" files (3d models mesh files), so I would be able to visualize them and save an image of several views of the model . (the ...
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Visualizing largish directed acyclic graphs (trees, networks) for Linux

I have a data in form of CSV files: Source,Target 1,2 1,3 2,4 2,5 2,6 3,7 that translate to directed acyclic graph/tree structure: 1 / \ 2 3 / | \ \ 4 5 6 7 I need to ...
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Application to browse time stamped data of different type

Application to browse time stamped data of different types (email, phone call, sms, photo, document, web browser history, ...) as one timeline to scroll through. Requirements OS: Linux, preferably ...
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Data usage monitoring

I want to get one of those wireless hubs that I can carry in the car to have internet access (with a data plan) on my devices (phone, tablet and laptop) when there's no Wifi available. I'm not sure ...
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Visual traceroute for Linux with geolocation

I am on Debian Jessie. I am looking for a visual traceroute program which I can use to trace a path from my localhost to a remote host. I am looking for something which visually maps the location of ...

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