Visualization

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HEURIST (http://HeuristNetwork.org) is an extremely flexible, end-user oriented, web-based data management system designed specifically for Humanities data. Developed since 2005, it has been in active use across many projects since 2009. It is available both as a free web service for researchers (hosted at the University of Sydney Data Centre) or for installation on a physical or virtual server (Open Source on gitHub).

Researchers can design, create, manage, analyse, visualise and publish their own richly-structured database(s) through a simple web interface, without the need for a programmer(s). Quite complex databases can be built in a few hours by borrowing structures and vocabularies published by other users. Databases can be designed and built incrementally, as existing data are not affected by changes in structure. Databases created by Heurist are stored in MySQL with a repeatable structure facilitating independant access by other software.

Advanced features include record linking, graph structure, drill-down facet searches, rule-based queries, custom reports, linked map-timelines, network visualisation, normalised spreadsheet import, crosstabulation, XML feeds, XSLT transforms. The team provides initial email and skype assistance for project setup at no cost, and special customisations at modest cost.

Code license: Open source, GNU GPL, GNU GPL v3
Last updated: 15 Sep 2017

Textable is an open source program for text analysis. It offers a set of basic text-analytic components (e.g. import text from files, segment into words, measure segment diversity, etc.), which the user combines using a visual interface to build custom analytic workflows.

Code license: GNU GPL v3
Last updated: 20 Aug 2017

TravelTime Maps make it possible to create isochrones (travel time areas) on a map by selecting a start point, the maximum travel time and preferred transport mode. For example users can visualise all locations within 15 minutes drive time from their current location. It also uses walking, cycling and public transport times. It' also possible to download a CSV of all postcodes that fall within this area on request or export to a KML.

Code license: Closed source
Last updated: 17 May 2017

Gephi is graphing software that provides a way to explore data through visualization and network analysis.

Code license: Open source, GNU GPL v3
Last updated: 15 Feb 2017

Analyse-it Method Validation Edition provides the statistical analysis you need to validate and verify analytical and diagnostic methods to meet the demands of regulatory compliance. With support for 11 CLSI protocols, it lets you:

• Validate or verify analytical performance characteristics (precision, trueness, linearity, interferences, detection capability) of a measurement procedure to ensure they meet requirements for intended use or manufacturer's claims.

Code license: Closed source
Last updated: 13 Dec 2016

Analyse-it Standard Edition provides you with the powerful statistical analysis and regression you’d expect from an expensive statistics package, but without the complexity or the cost.

• Describe your data with a wide range of statistics.

• Visualize distributions, see trends and patterns, and spot outliers with powerful charts from histograms to scatter plots.

Code license: Closed source
Last updated: 13 Dec 2016

Analyse-it Quality Control & Improvement Edition provides the statistical analysis you need to understand processes, bring them under control, and find improvements that better your product.

• Bring processes under statistical control so they are stable and predictable with powerful Shewhart, cumulative sum, and moving average control charts. Include Xbar-R, Xbar-S, R, S, I-MR, time weighted CUSUM, UWMA, EMA plots, and WECO, Nelson, Montomery or custom rulesets.

Code license: Closed source
Last updated: 13 Dec 2016

MyIndicators (http://myindicators.net/) is a digital, easy-to-use tool allows researchers, educators, students or anyone, to build their own tailored indicators (e.g. goals, strategies, parameters, survey, questions, calories intakes, alcohol consumptions or quantified self in terms of training, mood tracking or sleeping quality etc.)

Code license: Closed source
Last updated: 2 Sep 2016
Last updated: 2 Sep 2016

Onodo is a user friendly tool for doing basic visualisation and analysis within a browser making it cross-platform right out of the box. Data can be entered via their intuitive, in-browser node and edge creation tables or imported from a file. As data is added it is instantly previewed and displayed. The visual appearance can be tweaked on the fly and customised in a variety of ways (including applying a unique image or URL to each node). Once created, visualisations can be embedded and shared outside of the Onodo browser environment.

Code license: Open source
Last updated: 16 Aug 2016

A set of dataset management and statistical plugins for Microsoft Excel 2007, 2010 & 2013 including single and multiple linear regression, polynomial regression, and scatter plot with fit, fit confidence and prediction bands. The program can be used to generate visualizations and data reports. Requires Microsoft Excel.

Code license: Closed source
Last updated: 15 Jul 2016

Timesheet.js is a javascript library to construct and display simple timelines. There are no external dependencies, no jQuery is needed and no Angular.JS. Timelines are rendered within your browser but do not offer the advanced interaction of products such as Timeline.js or SIMILE Timeline/Exhibit.

Code license: Open source, MIT License
Last updated: 11 Jul 2016

Timesheet.js is a javascript library to construct and display simple timelines. There are no external dependencies, no jQuery is needed and no Angular.JS. Timelines are rendered within your browser but do not offer the advanced interaction of products such as Timeline.js or SIMILE Timeline/Exhibit.

Code license: Open source, MIT License
Last updated: 11 Jul 2016

Timesheet.js is a javascript library to construct and display simple timelines. There are no external dependencies, no jQuery is needed and no Angular.JS. Timelines are rendered within your browser but do not offer the advanced interaction of products such as Timeline.js or SIMILE Timeline/Exhibit.

Code license: Open source, MIT License
Last updated: 11 Jul 2016

Recollection is a platform developed by Zepheira for the Library of Congress National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program (NDIIPP), allowing users to create and share embeddable interfaces to digital cultural heritage collections. The Library of Congress released its latest version of Recollection as Viewshare, built to increase the ease of finding, using, and sharing the project's software.

Code license: Open source, MIT License
Last updated: 6 Jul 2016

TXM

TXM is a free and open-source cross-platform Unicode, XML & TEI based text analysis software, supporting Windows, Mac OS X and Linux. It is also available as a J2EE standard compliant portal software (GWT based) for online access with access control built in (see a demo portal: http://portal.textometrie.org/demo).

Code license: Open source, GNU GPL v3
Last updated: 29 Jun 2016

TagCrowd is a web-based word cloud generator that can accept a URL, text, or an uploaded plain text file. Options are provided to show word frequency, exclude particular words, and more.

Last updated: 15 Jun 2016

Mapstraction is a Javascript library. It provides developers with a single interface for a wide variety of Javascript map APIs including Leaflet, Google, Bing, OpenLayers and ESRI's ArcGIS.

A key benefit is that once a developer has loaded Mapstraction, s/he can to switch from one map API to another quickly and easily - often only needing to change a few lines of code.

Mapstraction displays points, lines, polygons and markers on the maps, and also allows developers to add base maps and overlays.

Code license: BSD
Last updated: 7 Jun 2016

OpenLayers is a Javascript library that can display map tiles and markers loaded from any source in web browser. It provides an API for building rich web-based geographic applications.

Code license: Open source, BSD
Last updated: 7 Jun 2016

ZeeMaps quickly maps point data on Google base maps in two ways:
1) The user uploads a .csv file of data points and their locations.
2) A group of users all add their own data location points to the map, on their own time from their own devices.

Each point can include text, video, image, or audio annotations.

Basic functionality is free; larger uploads and large numbers of maps require a paid subscription.

Code license: Closed source
Last updated: 7 Jun 2016

GPS Visualizer is a free, easy-to-use tool for creating maps from GPS data, driving routes, street addresses or co-ordinates.

Data is uploaded into the utility and displayed in a format specified by the user. A wide range of data formats may be uploaded into the tool, including .GPX, .KML and .CSV files. Some of the formats in which GPS Visualiser displays the data include Google Maps, Google Earth, SVG drawings, elevation profiles, image files, plain text files or GPX files.

Last updated: 7 Jun 2016

BatchGeo is an online service that maps address data as points. The cut and paste interface makes it easy to convert a spreadsheet of street addressed into a map can be embedded or downloaded as a KML file. A limited number of addresses can be mapped for free; large files require a subscription.

Code license: Closed source
Last updated: 7 Jun 2016

Crowdmap allows the investigator to set up a Web map around a particular topic and invite multiple users (participants, research subjects, collaborators, multiple assistants) to contribute information to the map on their own time and from their own device.

For $10/month, users can buy fee-based services including private maps and custom branding.

Code license: GNU LGPL
Last updated: 7 Jun 2016

ArcGIS is a suite of software that comprises of Desktop GIS, Server GIS, Mobile GIS, and ArcGIS Online. ArcGIS is a platform for building a complete geographic information system (GIS) that lets you easily create, edit, and analyse geographic knowledge on the desktop; publish data, maps, globes and models to a GIS server and/or share them online; and use them on the desktop, on the Web, or in the field.

Features:

  • View and query maps
  • Manipulate shapefiles and geodatabases
Code license: Closed source
Last updated: 7 Jun 2016

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.

Last updated: 7 Jun 2016

Viewshare is a free web application for creating interfaces and visualizations of cultural heritage collections. It can create interactive maps, timelines, facets, tag clouds, histograms, and image galleries. The intended users of Viewshare are individuals managing and creating access to digital collections of cultural heritage materials. Viewshare is offered as a software as a service (SaaS), email ndiippaccess@loc.gov to request a free account.

Code license: Open source, MIT License
Last updated: 7 Jun 2016

Timemap.js is a Javascript library that helps you to produce online maps (such as Google, OpenLayers, and Bing) along with a SIMILE timeline. You can load one or more datasets (in JSON, KML, or GeoRSS) onto both a map and a timeline simultaneously. By default, only items in the visible range of the timeline are displayed on the map.

Code license: Open source, MIT License
Last updated: 7 Jun 2016

The Science of Science (Sci2) Tool is a modular toolset supporting temporal, geospatial, topical, and network analysis and visualization of datasets at the micro (individual), meso (local), and macro (global) levels. Users of the tool can:

  • Access science datasets online or load their own
  • Perform different types of analysis with the most effective algorithms available
  • Use different visualizations to interactively explore and understand specific datasets
  • Share datasets and algorithms across scientific boundaries
Code license: Open source
Last updated: 1 Jun 2017

Open source map design studio for creating and styling web tile maps, based on either provided free MapBox Geodata, or data imported as a variety of file formats. It uses the CartoCSS styling language to customize interactive visualizations, with powerful control of symbols, zoom levels, labels, and other cartographic details. The finished maps can be exported either as images or tiled web maps. Though the TileMill software is free, there may be a fee to host the created tiles on MapBox or elsewhere.

Code license: Open source
Last updated: 7 Jun 2016

This JavaScript library can be used to create mobile-friendly interactive maps. It does not provide data to map, but can be used to map spatial data in GeoJSON format, or display tiles from other sources such as MapBox.

Code license: BSD
Last updated: 7 Jun 2016

Visualizes a series of events across both time and space. Allows researcher to create of an interactive timeline and map that are linked together. Users of the timeline can press "play" to watch the timeline scroll forward and the map zoom from place to place as they highlight each event (and the researcher's attached images and text) in turn. Users can also pause the progress of history, move forward or back at their own pace, and zoom in or out of either the map or timeline to examine areas of interest.

Compare to: StoryMap JS, MapStory, Odyssey.js

Code license: Closed source
Last updated: 7 Sep 2016

CartoDB is a cloud based mapping, analysis and visualization engine that lets users build spatial applications for both mobile and the web. Users input tabular data and then construct an interactive visualisation through the web interface. It provides automatic georeferencing functionality and provides APIs for mobile data collection and dissemination.

Use is free for up to five tables; after that, there are monthly pricing plans.
Development was funded through EU and Spanish research programmes.

Code license: Open source
Last updated: 7 Jun 2016

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.

Features

Last updated: 7 Jun 2016

Geographically Encoded Objects for RSS feeds. GeoRSS was designed as a lightweight, community driven way to extend existing feeds with geographic information.

As RSS and Atom become more prevalent as a way to publish and share information, it becomes increasingly important that location is described in an interoperable manner so that applications can request, aggregate, share and map geographically tagged feeds.
RSS Map of Digital Humanities centers

Last updated: 7 Jun 2016

CartoDB makes data-driven map visualisation tool. It's very easy to upload a couple of spreadsheets of data, with latitudes and longitudes or addresses, and turn them into clickable markers on maps. There are several types of pre-canned visualisation, such as categories, choropleths or even animated "torque" maps. It's also a sophisticated platform allowing complex visualisations to be built up using Javascript and the CartoDB API.

Code license: Open source
Last updated: 7 Jun 2016

StoryMapJS is a project by KnightLab which aims to help journalists and historians tell stories by using maps using a straight-forward and simple authoring tool. It is constructed around a framework of highlighting the locations of a series of events. As an editing tool, it is relatively intuitive and easy to use.

Code license: Open source, MIT License
Last updated: 7 Jun 2016

D3.js is a data visualization library by Mike Bostock, who is also the primary creator of Protovis, which D3 is designed to replace.

There is a great introductory tutorial available from Luke Franci. It is one of many other tutorials linked to from Bostock's D3 wiki.

Code license: Open source
Last updated: 25 May 2016

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).

Code license: Closed source
Last updated: 22 May 2016

Aeon Timeline is more like an abstract temporal entity management program. I t happens to use a visual timeline, but it allows for conceptual linking of people, places, events in a rather clever fashion. It is intended for brainstorming and collecting via flexible input and export.

Code license: Closed source
Last updated: 6 May 2016

Text 2 Mind Map is a web-based tool for mind mapping. Very basic interface and functionality. Requires users to structure information in a linear text outline, which it returns as a diagram.

Code license: Closed source
Last updated: 22 Mar 2016

Lucidchart is an online diagram tool that enables users to easily visualize complex information through flow charts, mind maps and other diagram types. Multiple users can work together simultaneously to edit a document. Lucidchart integrates with many platforms including Google Apps/Drive, Confluence, JIRA, Slack, ec. Free accounts are provided for educational use.

Code license: Closed source
Last updated: 1 Mar 2016

*Especially useful for journalists.

Full review: https://jadwigap.wordpress.com/2016/02/09/twxplorer-digital-humanities-t...

"TwXplorer helps make Twitter search more useful by helping users find and explore chatter about topics that interest them." (from twXplorer website)

Last updated: 9 Feb 2016

Exploratree is a web-based library and editing application for "interactive thinking guides," which are templates useful for mind mapping, brainstorming, planning, and visualization. Originally developed for use in the classroom, to help students refine and focus their ideas, as well as manage plans to further their investigation. Thinking guides can be edited, printed, and downloaded directly from the browser.

Last updated: 29 Dec 2015

A free iOS app for text analysis. Textal allows you to analyze documents, tweet streams, and webpages. Create clickable text clouds based on the source data that you choose. It comes pre-loaded with a large number of public domain texts. Text clouds are easily shareable via various Twitter and email.

Last updated: 18 Dec 2015

yWorks is a powerful set of tools for creating diagrams using any number of frameworks. There are tools for working with HTML, FLEX, AJAX, Silverlight, Java and .NET.

yEd is also available from the yWorks site. This free graph editor can be used to create diagrams manually, or to import data for analysis.

Code license: Closed source
Last updated: 1 Dec 2015

Sigma is a JavaScript library that allows for the deployment of a graph file. It makes it easy to publish networks on Web pages, and allows developers to integrate network exploration in rich Web applications.
It is highly interactive and allows a researcher to extend their work from a dedicated graph analysis package such as Gephi and share it via the web to allow for communication of research outputs, while permitting viewers to explore and discover their own findings from the raw graph network.

Code license: MIT License
Last updated: 14 Nov 2015

CulturalAnalytics is an R package containing functions for statistical analysis and plotting of image properties, including statistics such as the standard deviation and mean in the RGB and HSV color spaces, image entropy and histograms in greyscale (intensity) and color, and for plotting color clouds and image scatter charts.

Code license: Open source, GNU GPL
Last updated: 12 Nov 2015

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.

Code license: Closed source
Last updated: 30 Oct 2015

SentimentBuilder is an online tool that performs text analytics on emails, reviews, feedback, chat data or any unstructured texts via Natural Language Processing. It's the only tool where you can upload a file for processing and then visually view the results in a Sankey Flow Report to quickly identify trends, issues and strengths and then customize each view, save and share! Export any result for your own offline analysis! Try the Always Free version today and upload your own data or try one of our sample files.

Code license: Closed source
Last updated: 4 Sep 2015

nodegoat is a web-based data management, analysis & visualisation environment.

Using nodegoat, you can define, create, update, query, and manage any number of datasets by use of a graphic user interface. Your custom data model autoconfigures the backbone of notegoat's core functionalities.

Code license: Closed source
Last updated: 17 Aug 2015

DH Press (originally called diPH) is a toolkit conceived as an easy-to-use WordPress plugin which allows potentially every kind of user to visualise and mashup historic and geographic information, documents and various types of multimedia content to develop digital humanities project.

Code license: Open source
Last updated: 10 Aug 2015

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.

Code license: Open source
Last updated: 3 Aug 2015

TimeMapper is an open source timeline tool that takes information in a Google spreadsheet and uses it to generate a timeline that can then be published, shared, or embedded on the web. It utilizes components from other open source tools like TimelineJS and Leaflet maps. It is simple to use, but not easily customizable.

Code license: Open source
Last updated: 3 Aug 2015

Omeka is a content management system designed for the display of library, museum, archives, and scholarly collections and exhibitions.

Code license: Open source, GNU GPL
Last updated: 2 Aug 2015

Kartograph is a pair of free and open source libraries for representing data with a spatial component on webpages or in print. The first library, Kartograph.py, is a Python library that builds lightweight vector graphic maps from either shapefiles or PostGIS tables. These graphics files can be styled either using a cascading style sheet during creation or later on the second library, Kartograph.js. The vector files can also be edited and enhanced in a vector graphics program like Adobe Illustrator.

Code license: GNU Affero GPL v.3, GNU LGPL
Last updated: 2 Aug 2015

TimeRime is a web-based tool allowing people to create, view, and compare interactive timelines.

Code license: Closed source
Last updated: 8 Jul 2015

JuxtaposeJS helps tell stories by comparing two image frames, including photos and gifs. It provides a means, by a draggable pane, to see the changes and visually analyse the differences between the two images.
It’s an adaptable storytelling tool that is ideal for highlighting then/now stories that explain slow changes over time (growth of a city skyline, regrowth of a forest, etc.) or before/after stories that show the impact of single dramatic events (natural disasters, protests, wars, etc.).

Code license: Open source
Last updated: 8 Jul 2015

Lucidchart is a cloud-based diagramming and visual communication app with an intuitive drag-and-drop interface. Features include professional templates and an extensive shape library. Team users can edit the same file together in real time. With over four million users, Lucidchart is an excellent tool for making flowcharts, mockups, network diagrams, and more.

Last updated: 8 Jul 2015

SylvaDB is a graph database management system. It allows users with no knowledge in graph theory to model, collect, query, and analyze data in a network structure. SylvaDB provides tools for easy creation of schemas and modelling, automatic forms creation to input the data, collaborative features, a visual query editor, global and local search, reports charts generation, networks metrics, and visualizations tools.

Code license: GNU Affero GPL v.3
Last updated: 9 Jun 2015

Coggle is a web-based tool for non-linear structuring and visualization of information. Easy to create visually appealing diagrams with little to no technical expertise. Supports Markdown and LaTeX formatting (use LaTeX via the \\( \\) or \\[ \\] escape sequences). Users can add images by dragging and dropping them in the browser, view change history for each diagram and revert to previous states, and download their work as PDFs or images. Also enables real-time collaboration with others.

Possible use cases for Coggle may include:

Code license: Closed source
Last updated: 9 Jun 2015

140kit provides a management layer for tweet collection and analysis.

Raw data cannot be passed through to the users, but any analytical process can be run across your dataset, and the data is held for as long as the user wants. When new analytical processes are created, they can be run on existing sets of data. 140kit does not claim any control of the analysis, however it retains ownership of the data collected.

Last updated: 24 May 2015

Find searches that correlate with real-world data: Google Correlate finds search patterns which correspond with real-world trends.

Last updated: 24 May 2015

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.

Last updated: 22 May 2015

An image viewer and converter with simple editing features; can also generate slideshows and save them as .exe files. Includes support for Photoshop filters.

Last updated: 19 May 2015

ImageJ is a Java open source image processing program designed for scientific multidimensional images. It is highly extensible, with thousands of plugins and macros for performing a wide variety of tasks, and a strong, established user base.

There are three major versions of ImageJ:

  • ImageJ1 - The stable version, developed by Wayne Rasband at NIH since 1997
  • ImageJ2 - Focuses on analysis of scientific multidimensional image data. Includes ImageJ1 with a compatibility layer
Code license: Open source
Last updated: 19 May 2015

Minitab provides tools for statistical analysis and visualization. It includes tools for creating graphics, and working with variance, regression, reliability, sample size, time series, forecasting, equivalence tests, tables, simulations, and distributions.

Code license: Closed source
Last updated: 18 May 2015

PhiloGL is a framework for data visualization using WebGL, a library that extends Javascript to allow it to generate interactive 3D graphics.

Code license: Open source, MIT License
Last updated: 17 May 2015

JavaScript InfoVis Toolkit enables users to create interactive web-based visualizations; the demos page has some good examples along with the underlying code.

Code license: Open source
Last updated: 17 May 2015

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.

Code license: Open source, GNU GPL
Last updated: 17 May 2015

A website that explains statistical concepts and provides a web-based environment for performing those calculations. Tools include a graph maker, distribution generators, t-tests and procedures, and correlation and regression tests. All tools have been written in Javascript and run within the browser.

Code license: Closed source
Last updated: 14 May 2015

Lynks provides an easy to use, in-browser tool that helps you to create your own networks. Lynks is an initiative by Centre for Innovation, part of Leiden University (Campus The Hague). The software has been developed in 2014 in co-creation, with expertise from Dr. Eelke Heemskerk from University of Amsterdam. The software development has been supported by the financial contributions from the European Union Fund for Regional Development (EFRO) and the Municipality of The Hague.

Code license: Closed source
Last updated: 12 May 2015

bubbl.us is a web-based mind mapping tool, useful for organizing ideas, brainstorming, analyzing relationships, and visualizing data. Simple interface, with basic and easily understood functionality. Free to try without creating an account. Also available as an iOS application for iPad.

Code license: Closed source
Last updated: 9 May 2015

Graphviz is open source software for graph visualization, representing structural information as diagrams of abstract graphs and networks. The package includes web and interactive graphical interfaces, and auxiliary tools, libraries, and language bindings.

Last updated: 7 May 2015

Juxta is an open-source cross-platform desktop tool for comparing and collating multiple witnesses to a single textual work. The software allows you to set any of the witnesses as the base text, to add or remove witness texts, to switch the base text at will, and to annotate Juxta-revealed comparisons and save the results. New in version 1.6.5 is the ability to upload your comparison sets to a free online workspace called Juxta Commons where you can analyze your data privately or choose to share visualizations of your work with anyone on the web.

Code license: Open source, Creative Commons
Last updated: 4 May 2015

Text analysis software aimed at beginners to qualitative research, and using live visualizations as the interface. Quirkos supports standard code-and-retrieve operations, searches and queries on the data, and can visualize connections between topics and themes.

Find more information at http://www.quirkos.com/qualitative-data-analysis-software.html

Code license: Closed source
Last updated: 3 May 2015

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.

Code license: GPL
Last updated: 1 May 2015

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Tableau Public is a free service that lets anyone publish interactive data to the web. Once on the web, anyone can interact with the data, download it, or create their own visualizations of it. No programming skills are required. No plug-ins are required. You just need a browser with JavaScript enabled.

Code license: Closed source
Last updated: 8 May 2015

OmniGraffle is a comprehensive diagramming and drawing application. Drag and drop to create wireframes, flow charts, network diagrams, UI mockups, family trees, office layouts, etc.. Upgrading to OmniGraffle Pro adds Visio support, shared layers, presentation mode, object-geometry controls, AppleScript and Actions support and more.

Code license: Closed source
Last updated: 6 Apr 2015

Creately is a web based diagramming tool with real-time collaboration to work together on diagrams. If you're not comfortable storing data on the cloud you can use the desktop version. It lets you create workflows, mind maps, concept maps, business process models, wire-frames, org charts and many more diagram types useful in research projects.

Code license: Closed source
Last updated: 24 Mar 2015

Tiki-Toki provides users with the ability to create interactive and stylish timelines either through a web application or through a desktop app. Timelines created through the web interface can be shared or embedded. Timelines created through the desktop app are only available locally, and can be used for presentations, or for creating timelines using data that you wish to store locally. Users with a free account can create one timeline that can't be embedded. Paid users can create multiple timelines that can be embedded, as well as edited by multiple users.

Code license: Closed source
Last updated: 11 Mar 2015

Praat is software for the phonetic analysis of speech, including support for articulatory and speech synthesis.

Code license: GNU GPL v2
Last updated: 19 Feb 2015

CorpusSearch 2 allows users to construct and search syntactically annotated corpora, including finding and counting lexical and syntactic patterns, correcting systemic errors, and coding linguistic features.

The software is released under Mozilla Public License 1.1 (MPL 1.1) .

Code license: Open source
Last updated: 11 Feb 2015

A software tool for performing concordance – the analysis of a set of words within its immediate context - on a body of text. The tool performs full concordance, reading and analysing each and every word in a text. It was initially written for the analysis of English texts, but has since been extended to cater for other Western languages. Limited support is also provided for text in East Asian scripts, such as Chinese and Korean.

Features:

Code license: Closed source
Last updated: 11 Feb 2015

AntConc is free concordance software. It is multi-platform and easy to deploy and use.

AntConc is part of a suite of related tools for text processing and analysis, including applications for parallel corpus analysis, word profiling, PDF to text conversion, text structure analysis, detecting and converting character encodings, Japanese and Chinese segmenter and tokenizer, wordclass tagger, and spelling variant anaysis. The developer is currently drafting a more explicit licence for the use of the software.

Last updated: 11 Feb 2015

Time Flow is an open-source timeline built to help journalists analyze temporal data. The application offers several view modes--timeline, calendar, list, table--to help explore thousands of data points. It is not a web-based tool--it is a desktop application that can run off a thumb-drive and is built to handle large datasets, and timeline events that may include approximate dates or date spans.

Code license: Open source
Last updated: 29 Dec 2014

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.

Code license: Closed source
Last updated: 29 Dec 2014

CATMA (Computer Aided Textual Markup & Analysis) is a free, open source markup and analysis tool from the University of Hamburg's Department of Languages, Literature and Media. It incorporates three interactive modules: (1) The tagger enables flexible and individual textual markup and markup editing. (2) The analyzer incorporates a query language and predefined functions. It also includes a query builder that allows users to construct queries from combinations of pre-defined questions while allowing for manual modification for more specific questions.

Code license: GNU GPL v3
Last updated: 29 Dec 2014

A simple word cloud generator with customizable font and color options. Word clouds are generated by pasting text into a box, or by entering the URL of any blog, blog feed, or any other web page that has an Atom or RSS feed.

Code license: Closed source
Last updated: 29 Dec 2014

The Visual Understanding Environment (VUE) is concept mapping software that can integrate with multiple repositories to pull in, organize, and analyze data. Multiple features for advanced management of digital resources for teaching, learning, and research.

Last updated: 29 Dec 2014

A software tool for the manipulation of audio recordings. Wavesurfer provides basic audio editing function, such as excision, copying, pasting, zero-crossing adjustment, and effects such as fading, normalization, echo, inversion, reversal, replacement with silence, and DC-removal.

Features:

Code license: Open source
Last updated: 29 Dec 2014

Software for creating data dashboards. Many of the sample galleries portray corporate financial data.

Last updated: 29 Dec 2014

Flare is an ActionScript library for creating visualizations that run in the Adobe Flash Player. From basic charts and graphs to complex interactive graphics, the toolkit supports data management, visual encoding, animation, and interaction techniques. Flare features a modular design that lets developers create customized visualization techniques without having to reinvent the wheel.

Last updated: 29 Dec 2014

Protovis composes custom views of data with simple marks such as bars and dots. Unlike low-level graphics libraries that quickly become tedious for visualization, Protovis defines marks through dynamic properties that encode data, allowing inheritance, scales and layouts to simplify construction.

Code license: Open source, BSD
Last updated: 29 Dec 2014

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.

Last updated: 29 Dec 2014

TimeGlider is a data-driven interactive timeline application built using JavaScript. You can "grab" the timeline and drag it left and right, and zoom in and out to view centuries at a time or just hours. TimeGlider allows you to create event-spans so that you can see durations and how they overlap. Being web-based, TimeGlider lets you collaborate and share easily.

Code license: Closed source
Last updated: 31 Jan 2015

Gliffy is a tool that makes it easy to create, share, and collaborate on a wide range of diagrams. Gliffy works directly in your browser and can be used to build flow charts, organization charts, network diagrams, workflows, technical drawings, and wireframes.

Code license: Closed source
Last updated: 29 Dec 2014

All Our Ideas is a research project that seeks to develop a new form of social data collection by combining the best features of quantitative and qualitative methods. Using the power of the web, we are creating a data collection tool that has the scale, speed, and quantification of a survey while still allowing for new information to "bubble up" from respondents as happens in interviews, participant observation, and focus groups.

Code license: Open source, BSD
Last updated: 29 Dec 2014

The cross-platform Advene application allows users to easily create comments and analyses of video documents, through the definition of time-aligned annotations and their mobilisation into
automatically-generated or user-written comment views (HTML documents). Annotations can also be used to modify the rendition of the audiovisual document, thus providing virtual montage, captioning, navigation... capabilities. Users can exchange their comments/analyses in the form of Advene packages, independently from the video itself.

Code license: Open source, GNU GPL v2
Last updated: 1 Dec 2016

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:

Code license: Closed source
Last updated: 29 Dec 2014

Ptolemaic is a computer application for music visualization and analysis written in the Java programming language. The software is designed to aid in the analysis of all types of Western music using established analytical techniques, including tonal functional analysis (Harrison 1994), pitch-class set analysis (Forte 1973), hierarchical linear analysis (Schenker 1935, Jones 2002), tonal pitch-space analysis on the Tonnetz (Riemann 1915), pitch-class set analysis (Forte 1973), and transformation analysis (Lewin 1987).

Code license: Open source, GNU GPL
Last updated: 29 Dec 2014

The amount of online data annotated with geospatial and temporal metadata has grown rapidly in the recent years. Providers like Flickr and Twitter are popular, but hard to browse. Many systems exist that, in multiple linked views, show the data under geospatial, temporal, and topical aspects. GeoTemCo is a web-application which easily can be utilized to visualize such kind of data, and furthermore, it allows the comparative analysis of several datasets.

Code license: GNU LGPL
Last updated: 29 Dec 2014

One of the substantial tasks in the field of textual criticism is called collation, which is the cautious comparison of various editions of one and the same text. The traditional approach of a humanities scholar is to put the texts of several editions next to each other and mark the differences among the textual entities (e.g., sentences, sections, chapters). Since this is an extremely laborious approach many Digital Humanities projects investigate tools that support the humanities scholars with computational methods.

Last updated: 29 Dec 2014

RAW

Raw is an open web app to create custom vector-based visualisations utilising the D3.js library through a simple interface.
It is an open and customizable project and forkable via GitHub. Primarily conceived as a tool for designers and vis geeks, RAW allows to export visualizations in vector (SVG) or raster (PNG) format and embed them in your web page.

Code license: GNU LGPL
Last updated: 29 Dec 2014

Gerbil is a generic framework for visualization and analysis of multispectral and hyperspectral data that strives to both bring new innovations in analysis capabilities and be of use in a wide range of hyperspectral data applications. In a nutshell, Gerbil lets you…

Code license: GNU GPL v3
Last updated: 29 Dec 2014

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.

Last updated: 29 Dec 2014
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