What are the cutting edge data visualization tools out there right now?
February 16, 2013 11:42 AM Subscribe
posted by Rodrigo Lamaitre to Computers & Internet (10 answers total) 90 users marked this as a favorite
I've since become an economist, and part of what I am trying to do is develop a more flexible toolkit for presenting data and text. I like the infographic style and would love to be able to produce articles on the web using that format with relative ease. Ideally, I'd love to build this into existing Wordpress blogs too, but that's not necessarily something I'm married to.
What tools should I be using? Generally, I will be developing my data using Excel or SPSS, so something that is relatively easy to import data and produce stunning charts would be great. On my "god I wish it existed" list would be a tool that would be able to replicate bar charts with importable images - so, instead of a bar that goes to 100, I would love something that would stack, say, a car for every 10 in the dataset (so 10 cars for 100.)
What tools do you think I should be using? I am assuming some scripting will be necessary and I am comfortable with that, but the more out of the box, the better. I have never been good at graphic design so the less of that, the better, unless there's a great guide to get me up to speed.