Tools & Tutorials

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General Lists of Tools

These are helpful lists of data visualization tools to check out. Great to learn about what's out there!

And for help deciding what tool would create what type of chart, check out the new Chartmaker Directory, which includes links to tutorials for different type/tool combinations.

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Featured Tools

As you can imagine, there are many different tools you can use to visualize data. This is not an exhaustive list, but features some commonly used tools. The tools are roughly categorized by their speciality, where appropriate. Further down the list are helper tools for selecting colours and cleaning data. 

 Means the tool costs money

 Means it is installed on computers in the Map & Data Library reference area and computer lab

General Visualization Tools

Online Applications

Desktop Applications

Javascript Libraries/Programming Languages

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Geographic Visualization Tools

Online Applications

Desktop Applications

Javascript Libraries/Programming Languages

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Network Visualization Tools

Online Applications

Desktop Applications

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Statistical Visualization Tools

Desktop Applications

Javascript Libraries/Programming Languages

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Temporal Visualization Tools

Online Applications

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Textual Visualization Tools

Online Applications

Desktop Applications

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3D Modelling Tools

Desktop Applications

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Virtual Reality Tools

General lists of tools (hardware and software) to support virtual reality projects: Virtual Reality Pop List & Mashable List.

Online Applications

Desktop/Mobile Applications

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Infographic and Vector Graphic Tools

Online Applications

Desktop Applications

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Social Media Data Gathering Tools

Online Applications

Desktop Applications

Javascript Libraries/Programming Languages

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Cleaning/Preparation of Data Tools

Desktop Applications

Javascript Libraries/Programming Languages

 

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Colour Tools

Online Applications


Icon images:

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Above General Lists of Tools: http://selection.datavisualization.ch/

Above Featured Tools: http://selection.datavisualization.ch/

Above Geographic Visualization Tools: http://geo1.scholarsportal.info/

Above Network Visualization Tools: https://bl.ocks.org/mbostock/4062045

Above Statistical Visualization Tools: http://benjiec.github.io/scatter-matrix/demo/demo.html

Above Temporal Visualization Tools: https://timeline.knightlab.com/

Above 3D Modelling Tools: http://xahlee.info/math/algorithmic_math_art.html

Above Virtual Reality Tools: https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/vNacK7nx0HXU1g28FyqfnjYbaF0SKe86nDXhgetSfG8HTcsbhc7QcJtalcRHUEgU2A4k=h310 
(from 
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.google.samples.apps.cardboarddemo)

Above Infographic and Vector Graphic Tools: http://duelingdata.blogspot.ca/2016/01/the-beatles.html

Above Social Media Data Gathering Tools: http://www.bestinfographics.co/social-network-data-visualization-linkedin/data-visualization-linkedin/

Above Colour Tools: http://colorbrewer2.org/#type=sequential&scheme=YlGnBu&n=3

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