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Yeoman provide a generator ecosystem, with robust and opinionated client-side stack, comprising tools and frameworks that can help developers quickly build beautiful web applications link other-stuff and coding
Wireservice Home of agate, csvkit, proof, and other tools for journalists and data users link data, graphics, and other-stuff
Web Scraper data extraction from web pages link data
Vue.js a progressive framework for building user interfaces link coding
Voyant get analytics from an URL link data
Visual Sedimentation JavaScript library for visualizing streaming data, inspired by the process of physical sedimentation link graphics
Umap create maps with OpenStreetMap layers in a minute and embed them in your site link maps
Typing.io Typing.io is a typing tutor/trainer for programmers. Typing.io's lessons are based on open source code, allow you to practice typing the key sequences that appear in real code link other-stuff
Tulip Tulip is an application to make building choropleth styled maps easy. link maps
to-markdown transform HTML to markdown link other-stuff
Timeline Curator quickly and automatically extracts temporal references in freeform text to generate a visual timeline link graphics
Tidyverse a collection of R packages that share common philosophies and are designed to work together. This site is a work-in-progress guide to the tidyverse and its packages link data and graphics
The Gamma Let anyone aggregate and visualize data with the simplicity of spread­sheet tools, but produce repro­ducible source code making the analysis fully transparent and open link coding, data, and graphics
Tarbell makes it simple to put your work on the web, whether you’re a team of one or a dozen. With Tarbell, you can collaboratively build beautiful websites and publish them with ease link other-stuff
Tablechart Create beautiful charts from HTML tables with jqPlot and this little jQuery plugin link graphics
SWAPI API with data about Star Wars all data available as JSON here link APIs
SVG.js lightweight library for manipulating and animating SVG link graphics
SVG Edit a fast, web-based, JavaScript-driven SVG drawing editor that works in any modern browser link graphics
Strata A Jekyll template for publishing websites and articles link jekyll
SQLite a self-contained, high-reliability, embedded, full-featured, public-domain, SQL database engine. SQLite is the most used database engine in the world link data
Spatialsankey D3 Plugin for visualizing flows through a network on a leaflet map link graphics and coding
Social Cops Viz Create Interactive Maps in Minutes link maps
Snap SVG JavaScript SVG library for the modern web to create interactive, resolution-independent vector graphics that will look great on any size screen link graphics
Simple Statistics Statistical methods in readable JavaScript for browsers, servers, and people. link data and coding
Selectize.js Selectize is the hybrid of a textbox and select box. It's jQuery-based and it's useful for tagging, contact lists, country selectors, and so on. link other-stuff and coding
Scrapy open source and collaborative framework for extracting, scraping, the data you need from websites link data
D3 Sankey diagram Reusable D3 Sankey diagram using d3.Chart link graphics
sDashboard simple & light weight dashboard framework in javascript link graphics
R Stats Package a R package for statistics link data
Rows a common, beautiful interface to tabular data, no matter the format link data
Rethink DB open-source, scalable database that makes building realtime apps dramatically easier link data
rCharts R package to create, customize and publish interactive javascript visualizations from R using a familiar lattice style plotting interface link graphics
R project.org statistical analysis software link data and coding
R coding book This book brings the fundamentals of R coding to you, using the same material developed as part of the industry-leading Johns Hopkins Data Science Specialization link data, coding, and tutorial
PyQtGraph Scientific Graphics and GUI Library for Python link graphics
Psequel provides a clean and simple interface for you to perform common PostgreSQL tasks quickly link data
Protovis A graphical toolkit for visualization, designed for custom graphs, it is still easy to create many standard chart types link graphics
ProPublica Guides A guide made to understand data better link data
Proof Python library for creating optimized, repeatable and self-documenting data analysis pipelines link data
Popoto.js a JavaScript library built with D3.js providing a graph based search interface generated in HTML and SVG usable on any modern browser link graphics
Playfair in-browser dataviz tools link graphics
Plain Pattern handle svg link graphics
pgAdmin a complete rewrite of pgAdmin, built using Python and Javascript/jQuery. A desktop runtime written in C++ with Qt allows it to run standalone for individual users, or the web application code may be deployed directly on a webserver for use by one or more users through their web browser link data
Papa Parse powerful, in-browser CSV parser for big boys and girls link data
Overview Search, visualize, and review your documents. Up to hundreds of thousands of them, in any format. link data
Organimi free org chart tool that makes it easy to create, share and maintain Organizational Charts and network viz link graphics
Orange a comprehensive, component-based software suite for machine learning and data mining link graphics and data
NextJournal Part writing tool, part interactive programming environment - for every stage of research from experimentation to publication link graphics and data
Mother Jones Story Tools Mother Jones's Storytelling Tools link graphics, coding, and other-stuff
Method GUI to edit SVG in your fucking browser, also open source link graphics
mermaid a simple markdown-like script language for generating charts from text via javascript link graphics
LotrProject LotrProject is dedicated to bringing J.R.R Tolkien's works to life through various creative web projects link other-stuff
Lookup repository of journalist's lookup tables link data
Lodash A modern JavaScript utility library delivering modularity, performance & extras link data
LocalFocus Turn datasets into stories link graphics
Linkurious Javascript library to add fast and interactive graph visualization into web-based products link graphics
Les Tempos Toolbox Several templates and codes to work with graphics link graphics, other-stuff, and coding
Leather Python charting library for those who need charts now link graphics
Learn JS Data guide teaches the basics of manipulating data using JavaScript in the browser, or in node.js link tutorial and data
Laravel a library of free Bootstrap 3 themes and templates for dashboards link graphics
jstat jStat provides native javascript implementations of statistical functions link data
Custom Json Editor editor generated from the JSON Schema link data
JqPlot plotting and charting plugin for the jQuery Javascript framework. jqPlot produces beautiful line, bar and pie charts with many features link graphics
Jekyll-DB An easy way to use Jekyll and Github Pages as a "database" - powers this website link jekyll
iopctrl.js opensource javascript lib for making simple user interface controls leveraged by D3 . link graphics and coding
http-server a simple, zero-configuration command-line http server. It is powerful enough for production usage, but it's simple and hackable enough to be used for testing, local development, and learning link other-stuff
Handlebars provides the power necessary to let you build semantic templates effectively with no frustration link graphics
Graphik in-browser dataviz tool for simple charts link graphics
Graphene D3.js, Backbone.js based Graphite Dashboard Toolkit link graphics
Google Chart Generator create a Google chart in seconds link graphics
ggplot ggplot2 is a plotting system for R, based on the grammar of graphics link graphics
Good Clean Read A Jekyll template for publishing single-page websites and articles that are incredibly readable and fully responsive link jekyll
Exploratory Data Science without Programming. Powered by R. Explore your data by transforming, visualizing, and modeling. link data
DotMat Visual a free-to-use, hosted, mobile responsive visual with built in ability for story telling, from ICFJ link graphics
Digital Humanities Journalism collecting what digital humanities and news nerds would want to explore together and how we might facilitate it link other-stuff
DB Browser for SQLite a high quality, visual, open source tool to create, design, and edit database files compatible with SQLite link data
Datanews Generate maps from address or places link maps
DataMade compelling, data-driven narratives and tools for exploration and data preparation link other-stuff
Data is Plural A weekly newsletter of useful/curious datasets link APIs
D3 Pie a simple, highly configurable script built on d3.js for creating simple, attractive pie charts. It's free, open source, and found on github link graphics
networkD3 D3 JavaScript Network Graphs from R link graphics
D3.js primary JS library for data viz uses CDN by Mike Bostock. D3.js is a JavaScript library for manipulating documents based on data. link graphics and coding
d3-spotmatrix open source javascript library to render Spot Matrix Charts using D3.js link graphics
D3 Noob D3 tutorials for everyone link tutorial
Histogram Generator generate a histogram with D3 link graphics
D3 - Generator generator.com simple bar chart tool using D3 link graphics
d3-dotmatrix open source javascript library to render Dot Matrix Charts using D3.js link graphics
Datatables a plug-in for the jQuery Javascript library to add advanced interaction controls to any HTML table link datatables and graphics
d3.js selection tutorial Selections in d3.js with a simple bar chart from Ian Johnson on Vimeo. link graphics and coding
D3-annotation built-in annotation types, or extend it to make custom annotations. It is made for d3-v4 in SVG link graphics
CSV Pivot Pivot tables for CSV files in the terminal link data
CSV Match Find (fuzzy) matches between two CSV files in the terminal link data
CSVKit a suite of utilities for converting to and working with CSV link data
CSV Bar Draw bar charts from CSV files in the terminal link graphics
copytext a library for accessing a spreadsheet as a native Python object suitable for templating link data
Cometdocs Convert your PDF files to Word, Excel, PowerPoint and more. Convert various formats to PDF. link data
Colourco select your very own colour scheme link other-stuff
CoffeeScript CoffeeScript is a little language that compiles into JavaScript link coding
CodeMirror a code-editor component that can be embedded in Web pages link coding
Code beautify best tool for data conversion into other formats link data
Chartbuilder UI React components that make up the UI for Quartz Chartbuilder link graphics
Chart Tool simple chart making tool link graphics
CDN Useful CDN links for several JS libraries link other-stuff
Casper.js Navigation scripting & testing for PhantomJS and SlimerJS link other-stuff
Beautiful Soup a Python library designed for quick turnaround projects like screen-scraping link data and coding
Hive data warehouse software facilitates reading, writing, and managing large datasets residing in distributed storage using SQL link data
Ai2Htmal an open-source script for Adobe Illustrator that converts your Illustrator documents into html and css link graphics
Agate a Python data analysis library that is optimized for humans instead of machines. It is an alternative to numpy and pandas that solves real-world problems with readable code link data
Adobe Open Source open source repository by Adobe link coding and other-stuff
aRanger A simple interface to arbitrarily arrange items in a grid for something like a cartogram link graphics and data
Wolfram Alfa introduces a fundamentally new way to get knowledge and answers link data
Vizsweet Information is Beautiful's tool for making data, information and ideas beautiful link graphics
Victory an ecosystem of modular data visualization components link graphics
Vega declarative format for creating, saving, and sharing visualization designs link graphics
V3 Chrome Extension Visualization Verification View (V³) aims to serve as a "view source" for data-visualizations link graphics and other-stuff
Uno A Jekyll template for publishing websites and articles link jekyll
Unfolding Unfolding is a library to create interactive maps and geovisualizations in Processing and Java link maps
Underscore JavaScript library that provides useful functional coding helpers without extending any builtin objects link graphics
Tumult HTML generator link other-stuff
Tributary.io a jewel for creating svg shapes, experimental environment for rapidly prototyping visualization code link data
TopoJson TopoJSON is an extension of GeoJSON that encodes topology link maps
Timeline Web Widget for Visualizing Temporal Data link graphics
Time plot timeplot widget for plotting time series and overlay time-based events over them link graphics
Time Mapper elegant timelines and maps created very easily link maps
Time Chart powerful and simple to use chart library for creating time based charts in pure HTML5JavaScript link graphics
Threeviz visualization of large tree structures link graphics
Three.js build 3D stuff with it link graphics
Tau Charts cool library for data viz link graphics
Tangle draw dinamic data viz link graphics
Tabula extract tables from PDF files link data
Tabula-java java extract tables from PDF files, newer version link data
Tabula-extractor extractor extract tables from PDF files link data
Tableau Public very popular data visualization tool with hosting of graphics link graphics
Table Setter setter Ruby app that provides an easy way to present CSVs hosted locally or remotely e.g. on google, etc in custom HTML link data
Table Generator makes responsive tables, also quite useful link data
Superconductor framework for creating data visualizations that scale to realtime interactions with up to 1,000,000 data points link graphics
Stylish Jekyll template for portfolio link jekyll
Story Builder engine for publishing stories, and you can even download the code to use it in your own server link other-stuff
Stevedore make your search engine out of a .zip file link other-stuff
Stamen those fellows make cool basemaps and mapping applications link maps
Stack Edit editor online de Markdown link other-stuff
Smoothie Charts JavaScript Charting Library for Streaming Data link graphics
Slender A Jekyll template for publishing websites and articles link jekyll
Sigma.js Sigma is a JavaScript library dedicated to graph drawing. It makes easy to publish networks on Web pages, and allows developers to integrate network exploration in rich Web applications link graphics
Sheetsee.js JS library for small databeses using Google Sheets link graphics
Select 2 random link other-stuff
Seaborn Python visualization library based on matplotlib link graphics
Scala js write client-side web applications in Scala link other-stuff
Sao Paulo Coordinates geographic data of Sao Paulo city link maps
SQL Pad this beauty runs SQL in your browser by Rick Bergfalk link data
Rickshaw data series visualization link graphics
Regression.js Alexanderregressionjs a javascript library containing a collection of least squares fitting methods link data
Regexr online tool to learn, build, & test Regular Expressions link data
Recline.js library for building data applications in pure Javascript and HTML link data
React javascript library for building user interfaces link other-stuff
Raphael.js library for some cool data viz, using D3 link graphics
Responsive Table Generator v1.0.1 complete HTML/CSS solution for quick & elegant responsive tables. Code is unminified for easy customization. link data
RTG - Responsive Table Generator tables# makes responsive tables, quite useful link data
RAW Graphs The missing link between spreadsheets and data visualization. Update from previous Raw tool link graphics
RAW CSV files that generate a SVG data viz. Please use `viewbox` in your `svg` tag for responsive viz link graphics
Quartz's guide about bad data dataguide a guide to organize data link data
Quadrigram make cool dashboards using D3 viz link graphics
Pym.js responsive iframes link other-stuff
Prose webbased interface for managing content on GitHub link jekyll
Processing.js data visualizations and interactive animations using web standards and without any plugins link graphics
Processing Processing is a flexible software sketchbook and a language for learning how to code within the context of the visual arts link graphics
PostgreSQL open source object relational database system link data
PostGis spatial database extender for PostgreSQL objectrelational database link maps
Polymap free JS library for dynamic, interactive maps link maps
Polygon Creator very straightforward name link maps
Polestar lightweight Tableaustyle interface for visual analysis link graphics
Plottable library for some cool data viz link graphics
Plot.ly charts JS library for data viz uses CDN link graphics
Phantom.js PhantomJS is a headless WebKit scriptable with a JavaScript API. It has fast and native support for various web standards - DOM handling, CSS selector, JSON, Canvas, and SVG link other-stuff
Pattrn cool dashboards withs maps link maps
Parse Hub turn dynamic websites into APIs link data
Parallel Coordinates visual toolkit for multidimensional detectives link graphics
Paper open source vector graphics scripting framework that runs on top of the HTML5 Canvas link graphics
PANDA provides a place for you to store data, search it and share it with the rest of your newsroom link data
Palladio visualize complex historical data with ease. From Stanford's Humanities + Design project link graphics
Open Refine to LAT/LONG transform address to latlong values in a CSV using Open Refine link maps
Open Layers highperformance, featurepacked library for all your mapping needs link maps
OSM Open Street Map, as you know it link maps
OSM-Meta-util metautil tool to download and process OSM Metadata link maps
OSM Boundaries Region, countries, subregions, cities you can get all their polygons here link maps
Nodebox tools integrate with traditional design applications and run on many platforms link graphics
Newsplay gives out prompts for writingpublishing news with different tools, to different audience, on different platforms from CUNY's Jue Yang link tutorial
Natural Earth Data Geospacial data repository link maps
NVD3 build re-usable charts and chart components for d3.js without taking away the power that d3.js gives you link graphics
NPR best practices straightfoward name for a guidelines book link other-stuff
N3 Charts customizable line charts link graphics
Morris.js quick and simple graphs uses CDN link graphics
Moebio JS framework for some weird stuff link graphics
Modest Maps small, extensible, and free library to use interactive maps link data
Miso chart framework for reusable graphs using D3 link graphics
Micromarkdown.js convert markdown to HTML in under 5kb link other
Metrics graphics library built on top of D3 that is optimized for visualizing and laying out timeseries data link graphics
Mapsheet.js makes an interactive map out of a Google Spreadsheet. It is also dead simple. link maps
Mapbox great mapping tool, especially for basemaps design link maps
Makr a Gif easiest to share Gifs on social media link other-stuff
Lyra draw dinamic data viz link graphics
Leonids A Jekyll template for publishing websites and articles link jekyll
Leaflet.js Js library for maps uses CDN link maps
Landsat-util util command line utility that makes it easy to search, download, and process Landsat imagery link maps
Landing Page A Jekyll template for a simple landing link jekyll
Kumu relationship data link graphics
Kartograph framework for building interactive map applications without Google Maps or any other mapping service link maps
Julia Julia is a high-level, high-performance dynamic coding language for technical computing, with syntax that is familiar to users of other technical computing environments link data
JsonLint JSON validator link data
Json to CSV useful link data
Json Editor editor of Json link data
Joint.js HTML 5 Flow Charts, BPMN And Other Diagrams link graphics
Jekyll cool way to publish on the web without fucking trying to kill yourself with other CMS solutions I am not against CMS, I like them, but boy they are demanding fuckers link jekyll
JSXGraph bayreuth.dewp interactive geometry, plotting, visualization link graphics
JSON online editor fix your JSON link data
JS Infovis Toolkit provides tools for creating Interactive Data Visualizations for the Web link graphics
interactive Choropleth Map a resource for those who would like to develop or use a professionally designed interactive choropleth map link maps
Insights.js JavaScript library to visualize and navigate graphs link graphics
Inkscape vector graphics designer link graphics
InfovisToolkit tools for creating Interactive Data Visualizations for the Web link graphics
Infocaptor Can't say I like this tool very much, as their exporting options are somewhat limited there are better options link graphics
Indie Mapper heavy as shit on your browser, but this tool allows you to handle a great deal of mapping formats link maps
Idre Sandbox The IDRE “Sandbox” is in the Math & Sciences building, in Room 4328 which has two entrances (be sure to go to the red, not white, double-door). Please knock loudly! It may be a bit complicated to get there. link other-stuff
ICO JavaScript graph library that uses Raphaël to render graphics link graphics
Hugo a new idea around making website creation simple again. Hugo flexibly works with many formats and is ideal for blogs, docs, portfolios and much more link other-stuff
High Charts makes it easy for developers to set up interactive charts in their web pages link graphics
High Charts Cloud cloud version of High Charts link graphics
HTML validator check your HTML for errors link other-stuff
Greyscale A Jekyll template for publishing single-page websites and articles that are incredibly readable and fully responsive link jekyll
Grasshopper to D3JS allows the user to toggle a button in Grasshopper to create a D3JS view link graphics and coding
Grammarist a website to check data grammar link other-stuff
Grafico javascript charting library based on Raphaël and Prototype.js link graphics
Graffeine a useful interactive demonstrator of graph capability and a simple visual administration interface for small graph databases link graphics and coding
Google Sheets to Json make your Google Sheet into JSON file format link data
Google Charts speaks for itself link graphics
GitHub Pages Websites for you and your projects. Hosted directly from your GitHub repository. Just edit, push, and your changes are live. link other-stuff
Gifmaker best for making Gifs link other-stuff
Gephi tool for network viz link graphics
Geojson mapping map made simple link maps
GeoJSON to TopoJSON transforms GeoJSON into TopoJSON link maps
Geo shape facilitates the indexing of and searching with arbitrary geo shapes such as rectangles and polygons link maps
Fusion guidelines where the Fusion technology team documents tools we use, processes we follow, and lessons we've learned link other-stuff
Frictionless data tools for creating, viewing, validating, publishing, and working with Data Packages link data
Freedive a tool that transforms Google spreadsheets into searchable databases that can be embedded in news stories link data
Flowing Data explores how statisticians, designers, data scientists, and others use analysis, visualization, and exploration to understand data and ourselves link tutorial
Flocker a Twitter real-time retweets networks builder link graphics
Exhibit widgets.orgexhibit create web pages with advanced text search and filtering functionalities link graphics
Arbor.js general purpose real-time charting library for building beautiful, smooth, and high performance visualizations link graphics
Epic editor embeddable javascript markdown editor link other-stuff
Ely pure javascript charting library, easy to use and completely customizable link graphics
Editdata.org tool for editing CSV & JSON files from your computer & from GitHub link data
Easychart a visual editor for Highcharts in drupal link graphics
Dygraphs graphs handling large datasets link graphics
Dojo create dynamic, unique, and functional charts link graphics
DocumentCloud Analyze, annotate and publish. Turn documents into data. link data
Dimple.js objectoriented API for business analytics powered by d3 link graphics
Data Maps Customizable SVG map visualizations for the web in a single Javascript file using D3.js link maps
DataDeck clean your data and add it to a map or some simple visualization link data
DViz declarative data visualization library written in Javascript link graphics
DVL free functionally reactive library written in JavaScript link graphics
DC.js jsdc.js yet another javascript library for data viz link graphics
D3plus make charts in D3 link graphics
D3 in depth aims to bridge the gap between introductory tutorials/books and the official documentation. link tutorial
generator-d3-quickstart Yeoman generator for the d3.js. It has the minimum skeleton necessary to start with d3.js link graphics
Cytoscape open source software for visualizing molecular interaction networks and biological pathways link graphics
Cubism.js data series visualization link graphics
Cube system for collecting timestamped events and deriving metrics link data
Crossfilter JavaScript library for exploring large multivariate datasets in the browser link graphics
Convert CSV it does that link data
CityBikes data on bike sharing link APIs
Circos complex circular graphs, like chord diagrams. Pretty fucking cool. link graphics
Chris Manning LFC Notation cubichamiltoniangraphsfromlcf link graphics
Chart.js JS library for data viz link graphics
Chartist js interactive chart tool link graphics
Chart kick beautiful JavaScript charts with minimal code, and supports Google Charts and Highcharts and works with most browsers link graphics
Chart Generator name is clear enough. Cool and simple tool. link graphics
Chart Doctor Simple techniques for bridging the graphics language gap link graphics
CartoDB's API platform cartodb js great mapping tool, especially for interactive design link maps
CanvasXpress standalone HTML5 graphing library written in Javascript link graphics
csvplot plots columns from a csv file using the terminal link data and graphics
CSV to JSON one the best one out there link data
CSS plot pure CSS charts very easy to use and light weight link graphics
CCchart a Simple JavaScript chart that does not depend on libraries such as jQuery link graphics
C3.js D3-based reusable chart library link graphics
Breve a tool for researchers who have to work with very incomplete and messy data. From Stanford's Humanities + Design project link graphics
Bonsai.js convert shapes to SVG link graphics
Bokeh interactive graphs using Python link graphics
Blockspring integrates Google Sheets with webservices like Tableau and Slack link data
Better way to structure D3 A better way to structure D3 code link tutorial
RawGit serves raw files directly from GitHub with proper Content-Type headers. No traffic limits or throttling. Files are served via MaxCDN's super fast global CDN. link data
Batch Geocode amazing, useful batch geocode tool, don't have words for it link data
Basemap library for plotting 2D data on maps in Python link maps
Balsamiq wireframing tool link other-stuff
Awesome Charts charts with JavaScript and the canvas element link graphics
Assembly multipurpose theme with page builder link other-stuff
Assemble static site generator with node.js link other-stuff
Arbor.js tool for network viz link graphics
Agency A Jekyll template for publishing websites and articles link jekyll
AWS S3 robust servers for demanding projects link other-stuff
API of Ice and Fire An API of Ice And Fire is the world's greatest source for quantified and structured data from the universe of Ice and Fire (and the HBO series Game of Thrones) link APIs
P5.js a JavaScript library that starts with the original goal of Processing, to make coding accessible for artists, designers, educators, and beginners, and reinterprets this for today's web link graphics

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