Chart and graph software (not Excel)
February 16, 2005 8:21 AM Subscribe
I am looking for software that will generate charts and graphs that isn't Excel. [MI]
posted by donovan to computers & internet (16 answers total)
Our company's business is data and I need to find a new tool to help visualize it. Our online query engine uses some great software to generate charts and graphs on the fly. What I need to find is a desktop tool that can take data and easily create varying types of charts/graphs. The trick is that is has to be able to load a standard template that defines bar colors and other formating. We will be using this for presentations and the creation of charts/graphs for inclusion in printed materials.
We use Excel for quick and dirty charts but so far nobody has been able to figure out how to easily apply the styles we need --when I use that supposed feature in Excel it's always a bit off and so each chart has to be tweaked. We produce dozens and dozens of these on a weekly basis. For high quality print work my creative director builds these by hand. That doesn't scale at all.
Can anyone recommend a tool they have experience with? Needs to run on a Mac, ideally also on a PC. Not terribly price sensitive.