Friday, June 12th, 2009

InfoVis Toolkit 1.1

Category: JavaScript, Library

Nicolas Garcia Belmonte has updated InfoViz with version 1.1.

The JavaScript InfoVis Toolkit provides tools for creating Interactive Data Visualizations for the Web. The code has been updated:

  • The library has been split into modules for code reuse.
  • All visualizations are packaged in the same file. You can create multiple instances of any visualization. Moreover, you can combine and compose visualizations. If you want to know more take a look at the Advanced Demos.
  • This Toolkit is library agnostic. This means that you can combine this toolkit with your favorite DOM/Events/Ajax framework such as Prototype, MooTools, ExtJS, YUI, JQuery, etc.
  • You can extend this library in many ways by adding or overriding class methods. The JavaScript InfoVis Toolkit has a robust (and private) class system, heavily inspired by MooTools’, that allows you to implement new methods in the same class without having to define any new Class extension. By creating mutable classes you can add new custom Node and Edge rendering functions pretty easily.
  • Custom visualizations are created by adding or changing Node/Edge colors, shapes, rendering functions, etc. You can also implement many controller methods that are triggered at different stages of the animation, like onBefore/AfterPlotLine, onBefore/AfterCompute, onBefore/AfterPlotNode, request, etc.
    You can also add new Animation transitions like Elastic or Back with easeIn/Out transitions.
    If you want to know more about these features please take a look at the Demos code.
  • A complete API documentation generated with Natural Docs, with some Narrative Documentation and Syntax Highlighted Code Examples.

Posted by Dion Almaer at 5:34 am

4.3 rating from 31 votes


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A majority of the demos are either not working for me at all or have serious rendering issues. FF 3.0.7 on Mac OS 10.5.7

Comment by bbobek — June 12, 2009

Thanks for the advice, I’ll check it out, worked in firefox in windows and linux, I wondered what happened in mac.

Comment by philogb — June 12, 2009

I just want to say that seeing some of the music listed in the demos made me smile.

Comment by eyelidlessness — June 14, 2009

I would prefer to go with InfiView, the latest ver. gives you much more. / or

Comment by zeerored — September 12, 2009

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