Weave (Web-based Analysis and Visualization Environment) is a visualization platform designed to enable visualization of any available data by anyone for any purpose. Weave is an application development platform supporting multiple levels of user proficiency — novice to advanced — as well as the ability to integrate, disseminate and visualize data at “nested” levels of geography.
The DataTank is an open source tool that publishes data, stored in text-based files (e.g., CSV, XML, JSON) or in binary structures (e.g., SHP files, relational databases). The DataTank reads data from these structures and publishes them to the web using a URI as an identifier, providing these data in any format a user wants regardless of the original data structure. The DataTank requires a server with Apache2 or Nginx, mod rewrite enabled, PHP 5.4 or higher, Git, any database supported by Laravel 4.
Quadrigram describes itself as a "visual programming environment" for living data. It is a web-based tool for data visualization that allows the user to customize and publish interactive visualizations with a range of data types. Visualization possibilities range from basic charts and graphs (e.g., pie chart, bar graph), to more sophisticated visualizations for exploring complex datasets (e.g., networks, geo-data, zoomable tree map, quadrification, stacked flow).
*Especially useful for journalists.
"TwXplorer helps make Twitter search more useful by helping users find and explore chatter about topics that interest them." (from twXplorer website)
NVivo is commercial software for qualitative analysis of unstructured data, in a range of formats and from diverse sources. Enables users to collect, organize, and analyze content from interviews, focus group discussions, surveys, audio, social media, videos, and webpages.
VisualEyes is web-based authoring tool developed at the University of Virginia to weave images, maps, charts, video, and data into highly interactive and compelling dynamic visualizations.
Developed at Indiana University, Event Structure Analysis is made up of three components: Ethno, prerequisite analysis, and composition analysis. Ethno is an on-line Java program that helps you analyze sequential events; prerequisite analysis produces a diagram showing how events are connected; composition analysis involves coding agent, action, object, and other characteristics of each event.
AnSWR supports qualitative analysis of word-based data. This entails a set of methods for organizing, displaying, processing, summarizing, and interpreting information.
Last updated 9/23/2005.
Only available for Windows 2000 and Windows XP.
GRETL () s a cross-platform software package for econometric analysis, written in C. It features:
Weft QDA is a free and open-source tool for the analysis of textual data. You may import documents from plain text or PDF, apply character-level coding, category and document memos, retrieve coded text, apply simple coding statistics, apply free-text search, and export to HTML and CSV formats.
HyperRESEARCH enables users to code and retrieve, build theories, and conduct analyses of your data. You may work with text, graphics, audio and video sources.
Qualrus is an innovative qualitative data analysis tool that helps you manage unstructured data. Additionally, Qualrus learns your coding trends, provides a visual semantic network display, and gives advice and technical support.
Diction analyzes texts for language indicating certainty, activity, optimism, realism, and commonality.
Project Quincy allows users to trace the development of social networks and institutions over time and space using information about people, places and organizations. It is a Django application with a MySQL database that can be installed on a web server.
Linguistic Inquiry and Word Count is a text analysis software program that calculates the degree to which people use different categories of words across a wide array of texts.
ANTHROPAC is a menu-driven DOS program for collecting and analyzing data on cultural domains. The program assists with the collection and analysis of structured qualitative and quantitative data, and provides analytical and multivariate tools.
ScraperWiki is an online tool to make that makes the process of data scraping simpler and more collaborative. Anyone can write a screen scraper using the online editor. In the free version, the code and data are shared with the world. Because it's a wiki, other programmers can contribute to and improve the code.
Data Desk implements traditional statistical techniques using a simple graphic display interface for data exploration. The program focuses specifically on the visual exploration of data.
Processing is an open source programming language and environment for people who want to create images, animations, and interactions. Initially developed to serve as a software sketchbook and to teach fundamentals of computer programming within a visual context, Processing also has evolved into a tool for generating finished professional work. Today, there are tens of thousands of students, artists, designers, researchers, and hobbyists who use Processing for learning, prototyping, and production.
Circos is a software package for visualizing data and information. It visualizes data in a circular layout — this makes Circos ideal for exploring relationships between objects or positions. There are other reasons why a circular layout is advantageous, not the least being the fact that it is attractive.
Circos is ideal for creating publication-quality infographics and illustrations with a high data-to-ink ratio, richly layered data and pleasant symmetries. You have fine control each element in the figure to tailor its focus points and detail to your audience.
Statwing is an easy-to-use, web-based tool for data analysis and visualization. Upload data, select variables of interest, and Statwing automatically selects statistical tests and visualizations, then distills the results into plain English sentences (as well as traditional statistical output for those so inclined).
Free trial available, as well as multiple pricing plans:
NodeBox is an application for creating 2D graphics and visualizations. It provides a visual and process-based editor for an underlying Python-based analysis and visualisation package. It is developer-described as a generative design app and this really taps into the serendipitous nature of the environment. The user constructs models and can tweak them in real time via the interface and see the resulting changes too the output.
It has been described as being "similar to Processing, but without all the interactivity".
Plot.ly is a free to educational (public) user web-based graphic tool that combined leading edge visualisations with a user-friendly, guided creation experience. Accepting data in a variety of forms, it leads the user through creation and sharing and then facilitates discussion around the output objects. The data, the code and any algorithm transformations are freely accessible to all users and products are easily embedded in other documents for presentation purposes.
Plot.ly also offer their services on a paid basis to enterprise users.