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Visualisation catalogue

The catalogue is a collection of visualisation tools, trainings and re-usable visualisations for all levels of data visualisation expertise, from beginner to expert.


RStudio is an integrated development environment (IDE) for R. It includes a console, syntax-highlighting editor that supports direct code execution, as well as tools for plotting, history, debugging and workspace management. RStudio is available in open source and commercial editions and runs on the desktop (Windows, Mac, and Linux) or in a browser connected to RStudio Server or RStudio Server Pro (Debian/Ubuntu, RedHat/CentOS, and SUSE Linux).


"Create custom vector-based visualisations. Primarily conceived as a tool for designers and vis geeks, RAW aims at providing a missing link between spreadsheet applications (e.g. Microsoft Excel, Apple Numbers, Google Docs, OpenRefine, …) and vector graphics editors (e.g. Adobe Illustrator, Inkscape, …)."

Microsoft Excel is a spreadsheet tool developed by Microsoft for Windows, macOS, Android and iOS. It allows data calculation, graphing tools, pivot tables, as well as macro programming.


MATLAB is a programming language developed by MathWorks. It started out as a matrix programming language where linear algebra programming was simple. It can be run both under interactive sessions and as a batch job. MATLAB proposes toolbox for specific applications like statistics analysis, machine learning and finance.

Mathematica is the creation of Stephen Wolfram. At the heart of Mathematica is a computer algebra system, that is, a system for doing algebraic manipulations symbolically (and therefore exactly). However, Mathematica also incorporates floating point (or finite precision) computation, arbitrary precision arithmetic, graphics, and text processing. It is also a programming environment.


Kibana allows visualising and navigating through spreadsheet data.

JavaScript InfoVis Toolkit provides tools to create Interactive Data visualisations for the Web.

The interactive data visualisation tool "Government expenditure in the EU" allows viewing the government expenditure by function for European Union (28 countries).

Visualisation type: Relations/ dependencies

Data type: Numerical data

Interaction type: Dynamic

Interactive charts for browsers and mobile devices.


D3.js is a JavaScript library that allows to draw (almost) all kinds of visualisations using JavaScript, HTML and CSS. This tool is very technical and targeted to developers.