If you administrate and maintain data rich websites, sometimes you will need a little push in terms of data visualization, normally by means of some sort of data-visualization
is usually presented as a set of different JS charting libraries. It is comprised of the following:
AnyChart - allows you to install interactive charts of all basic types
AnyStock - allows you to add interactive or timeline-based financial charts to any web and mobile project
AnyMap - a mapping solution that allows you to add interactive maps and display them in any browser on any platform
AnyGantt - AnyGantt is an additional data visualization solution in the form of complex and informative Gantt charts.
. They all share the same API, all the charts are configured in pretty much the same way, they share common themes, settings and ways to load data. One more added benefit is that you can also easily share a chart created with AnyChart on social networks such as Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter or LinkedIn. It is also possible to implement custom integrations with any other social network using image files sharing functions. You can save all charts as a PDF, PNG, JPG, or SVG image, or download chart data as an Excel or CSV file. This is something that every team member can use with other tools like Microsoft One Drive or similar cloud based solutions. Sharing visualized data in real time can completely transform your BI best practices. There are other similar solutions for these tasks out there, like Chart.js, but in my personal opinion AnyChart gives even more functionality, although Chart.js is not a bad solution at all.
Visualizing external data
AnyChart gives you options for creating charts out of data stored in arrays, JSON like formats, multidimensional arrays, and especially useful, HTML tables
. Let's now look at one simple example of AnyChart functionality.
One more good thing about it is that this library has an extensive documentation and support that you can use, and a lot of tools like AnyChart playground
that can give you full HTML-JS code base for creating data visualization solutions for your web content.
, and in the following article we will present you with Chartopedia, AnyChart's tool for understanding different chart groups.