13 Feb

@megdunk is here – Data Visualization

Here are the tools Megan Duncan was talking about today in J335 – enjoy!

Data visualization tools I talked about today:

No experience necessary

  • Google Sheets. Use the chart function right on the sheet to make very easy charts that are semi-customizable. You can save the image as a .png.
  • Google Fusion Tables. Put your data and your charts in one place. Also, there’s a work around for websites that don’t allow you to embed JavaScript but do allow Google Gagets (i.e. WordPress) tutorials here: https://support.google.com/fusiontables/answer/184641?hl=en&ref_topic=1652595
  • https://flourish.studio/. New. Still working out bugs. But, pretty and very easy. Images are downloadable.

Need to learn programming language

  • https://jsfiddle.net/
    • JSFiddle (meaning JavaScript) is a language you could learn in a weekend well enough to make a visualization. However, you won’t be able to put JavaScript onto a J-school or WordPress website. You need to own your own server space.
  • https://shiny.rstudio.com/
    • Shiny creates an interactive app and posts it to the web for you. You don’t need your own server space. However, you do need to know R. This language has a much steeper learning curve than JavaScript.

Other fun visualization tools

17 Jan

What’s New


Welcome to J335! We are going to do a great deal of reporting this semester. Take some time to look around the website, read the syllabus and look at the course schedule. We’ll begin by talking about what news is and by thinking about what your goals are for the semester.

Here are some ASF tools that you might want to familiarize yourself with as we get going this smester.

Timelines Timetoast http://www.timetoast.com/
Dipity http://www.dipity.com/
Timeline JS http://timeline.knightlab.com
Tiki-toki http://www.tiki-toki.com
Data Visualization Google Fusion Tables http://support.google.com/fusiontables/answer/184641?hl=en&ref_topic=1652595
Tableau http://www.tableausoftware.com/public/gallery
Datawrapper http://datawrapper.de/gallery/
Data Public Data Explorer http://www.google.com/publicdata/directory
Interactive Images ThingLink http://www.thinglink.com/
Taggstar http://www.taggstar.com/
Infographics Visual.ly http://visual.ly/
Infogr.am http://infogr.am/
Infoactive https://infoactive.co
Maps ChartsBin http://chartsbin.com/about/apply
Google Maps http://www.google.com/mapmaker
Statsilk http://www.statsilk.com
Zee Maps http://www.zeemaps.com