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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.


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.

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.


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).


VisPy is a high-performance interactive 2D/3D data visualization library. VisPy leverages the computational power of modern Graphics Processing Units (GPUs) through the OpenGL library to display very large datasets. Applications of VisPy include: - High-quality interactive scientific plots with millions of points. - Direct visualization of real-time data. - Fast interactive visualization of 3D models (meshes, volume rendering). - OpenGL visualization demos. - Scientific GUIs with fast, scalable visualization widgets (Qt or IPython notebook with WebGL).

Visualisation type: Dots/ bubbles Grids Lines

Data type: Numerical data

Interaction type: Static


Power BI is a Data Visualization and Business Intelligence tool that converts data from different data sources to interactive dashboards and BI reports. Power BI suite provides multiple software, connector, and services - Power BI desktop, Power BI service based on Saas, and mobile Power BI apps available for different platforms. These set of services are used by business users to consume data and build BI reports.

Pentaho Business Analytics offers a suite of open source products which allow data integration, OLAP services, reporting, dashboarding, data mining and ETL (Extract, Transform, Load) capabilities.

Visualisation type: Dots/ bubbles Grids Maps Other

Data type: Numerical data

Interaction type: Dynamic


The "Statistics Illustrated" section allows understanding Eurostat's data by means of dynamic data visualisations. A combination of maps and charts shows the development of an indicator over time as well as differences between Member States. This helps e.g. to discover tendencies and patterns.