Comparing Apps and Programming Languages for Data Vis
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app or languagefor webFlexibilityFast first result (1 = weeks, 5= first session)Adaption rate (stack overflow), May 5thRepeatability = all toolsRepeatability = all toolsConvenience / made for chartsmoney/opensourcemoney/opensourceAVERAGElink
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Highcharts Cloud
appyes3202yes53freemium22.83
https://cloud.highcharts.com/
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Lyraappno5302no35free53.83
http://idl.cs.washington.edu/projects/lyra/
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Quadrigramappyes2402no34freemium33.00
http://www.quadrigram.com/
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Easychart appyes3401yes54free33.33
http://www.easychart.org/
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Vega-Litelanguageyes3401yes55free53.83
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Plotlyappyes3504no35freemium33.83https://plot.ly/
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Polestarappno3502no35free53.83
http://vega.github.io/polestar/
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Rawappno2504no35free54.00
http://app.raw.densitydesign.org/
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NodeBoxappno42162yes52free53.33
https://www.nodebox.net/
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Vegalanguageyes43453yes55free54.17
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ggvislanguageyes434052yes55free54.00
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Illustratorappno135235no32
cost looots od money
12.50
http://www.adobe.com/products/illustrator.html
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bokehlanguageno426013yes54free53.83
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Seabornlanguageno326353yes54free 53.67
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Tableauappyes4511684no35freemium23.83
https://public.tableau.com/s/
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nvd3languageyes3214314yes55free54.00
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processinglanguageno5332564yes52free54.00
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Google Sheetsappyes2577034no34free43.67
http://www.google.com/sheets/
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ggplot2languageno43121265yes55free54.50
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Highcharts languageyes33129305yes55freemium34.00
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matplotliblanguageno42174075yes55free54.33
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d3languageyes51196935yes54free54.17
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Excelappno23914075no33
cost lots of money
12.83
https://office.live.com/start/Excel.aspx
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Rlanguageno331357545yes54free54.17
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