Easy way to make great-looking charts and graphs?
December 13, 2007 2:28 PM Subscribe
Elegant and simple way to create nice-looking graphs/charts from raw data?
posted by jbickers to computers & internet (10 answers total) 9 users marked this as a favorite
My graphic designer needs to design a lot of charts and graphs (bar, line, pie, etc.) for our monthly magazine. Currently, he's doing it manually in inDesign, using the drawing tools. Which takes forever. But that's the way he needs to do it in order to make them aesthetically pleasing.
Or is it? Is there a (preferably free) tool that will take simple sets of data and spit out colorful, nice-looking, elegant charts/graphs? (Excel's built-in charting feature, for instance, produces things that are too cartoony - we want something high on the aesthetic meter.)
Here's the rub: it's for a print publication, so it has to be able to save at 300 dpi. Does any such thing exist?