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Free data visualization tools for a non-coder?
April 25, 2014 10:28 AM   Subscribe

I have some Google Analytics data (total unique views, overall site traffic, etc.) that I'd like to include in a report in a clean, eye-catching way. I need recommendations for technically simple (e.g. I don't want to mess around with an API) tools to do this. Thanks in advance, hivemind.
posted by ryanshepard to Computers & Internet (3 answers total) 7 users marked this as a favorite
 
Google charting's playground might get you close.
posted by entropone at 10:42 AM on April 25


here's a link.
posted by entropone at 11:04 AM on April 25


What kind of format is the data in? Is it a .csv file that you can import into Excel? How fancy do you want the visualization? There's this online tool called plotly for general graphing.

In addition to Google Charts, for something simpler, Google Drive also has some tools for importing Google analytics data into a spreadsheet, and making charts from it: Google Drive->Create->Spreadsheet->Add-ons has some add-ons to easily import the data, and the chart editor is the little bar-chart icon. It basically uses Google Charts as the backend, but it's more user-friendly (though with fewer features). Oops, forgot to add, there's an add-on called Analytics Canvas that also might do what you want.
posted by bluefly at 12:09 PM on April 25 [1 favorite]


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