From Data to Viz leads you to the most appropriate graph for your data. It links to the code to build it and lists common caveats you should avoid.
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What kind of data do you have? Pick the main type using the buttons below. Then let the decision tree guide you toward your graphic possibilities.


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STREAMGRAPH STACKEDAREA LINE PLOT HEATMAP RIDGELINE VIOLIN BOXPLOT SEVERALSERIES LOLLIPOP BARPLOT LINE PLOT AREA RIDGELINE VIOLIN BOXPLOT ONESERIES
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A world of possibilities

Here is an overview of all the graph types presented in this website.




Violin
Density
Histogram
Boxplot
Ridgeline
Scatter
Heatmap
Correlogram
Bubble
Connected scatter
Density 2d
Barplot
Spider / Radar
Wordcloud
Parallel
Lollipop
Circular Barplot
Treemap
Venn diagram
Doughnut
Pie chart
Dendrogram
Circular packing
Sunburst
Line plot
Area
Stacked area
Streamchart
Map
Choropleth
Hexbin map
Cartogram
Connection
Bubble map
Chord diagram
Network
Sankey
Arc diagram
Edge bundling

Caveats

The best way to visualize data efficiently is probably to avoid the most common mistakes.

From Data to Viz offers you a gallery of common caveats.


See the collection

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About the project

‘From Data to Viz’ is a classification of chart types based on input data format. It comes in the form of a decision tree leading to a set of potentially appropriate visualizations to represent your dataset. Read more.


This website has been developed by two friends from the south of France in their spare time. Feel free to drop us a word if the project helped you or for any feedback. Or even better, hire us!

Yan Holtz

Data analyst




Contact

From Data to Viz is currently in beta version and any feedback is highly encouraged. You can open an issue on Github, drop us a message on Twitter, or send us an email at yan.holtz.data@gmail.com.

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