Useful Java Libraries for Data Visualization

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Useful Java Libraries for Data Visualization

For data visualization there are several Java libraries and tools available in the market which helps to visualize the transformed data to give quick insights for the users. The following are the some of the popular visualization libraries.

D3.js:

Mike Bostock wrote d3.js based on his work during his PhD studies at the Stanford visualization group. D3 stands for “Data Driven Documents”. D3 is a JavaScript library which provides coders with a bunch of tools used to create interactive data visualizations in web browsers. D3.js is uses for developing dynamic, interactive visualizations in web browsers. It uses HTML, CSS and SVG to contribute some amazing charts and diagrams. Using D3.js we can make any visualization and also it is open source.

D3 supports AJAX requests which is used to load the data asynchrously with the remaining page. In d3 we can request any kind of data e.g.: text, html, csv, tsv, json, xml.

Highcharts:

Highcharts is a charting library. It is a collection of built charts. Highcharts is represented as JSON object. What we have to do is choose the required chart and configure the high chart’s JSON object according to our needs.

Highcharts is another big player in the charting space. It allows exporting charts in PNG, JPG, SVG and PDF. You can view the various chart types it offers in the demo section. Highcharts is free for non-commercial and personal use, but you will have to buy a license for deploying it in commercial applications.

We can change the properties of the chart dynamically. Highcharts also supports any kind of data.

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