There are now more free data visualisation tools than ever. For this reason, it can sometimes be difficult to find which one will work best for you. This is why we have put together a list of our five favourites which are all easy to use, simple and require no coding knowledge or prior training.
Raw is a free, open-source web application which aims to be “the missing link between spreadsheet applications and vector graphics editors.” The application lets you upload datasets allows you to customize the view/hierarchy as you wish. Raw lets you output many different chart types such as bubble, treemap and circle packing.
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3. Ember Charts
Ember Charts is a charting library built using the Ember.js and D3.js frameworks.This tool includes time series, bar, pie, and scatter charts which you can easily modify. This tool allows for some awesome in chart interactivity and presentation.
4. Google Charts
Google Charts provides a perfect way to visualize data on your website. The chart gallery provides a large number of ready-to-use chart types, from simple line charts to complex hierarchical tree maps. It is especially useful for specialist visualizations such as geocharts and gauges, and also includes built-in animation capabilities and user interaction controls.
Chartkick is great at creating good-looking charts easily and quickly. It integrates with two charting libraries: Highcharts and Google Charts and allows you to use the same functions for generating charts with each of these library. Chartwick allows support for multiple chart types and multiple series in a single chart.
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