Data Visualization & Network Analysis

The list of tools below is organized alphabetically, and it represents a selection of the resources available to Digital Humanists. Many of these tools are actively updated, so please contact the DH@Bucknell Web Team if you find any outdated information or if you would like to suggest additional tools or software.

Bucknell University has site licenses and provides faculty, staff, and students with access to and support for a number of these tools; tools for which this is the case have “BU access” listed under pricing.


Circos

Circos is a software package for visualizing data and information. It visualizes data in a circular layout — this makes Circos ideal for exploring relationships between objects or positions.

Details

Website: http://circos.ca/
Open Source Software (OSS) or Proprietary? Proprietary
Pricing: Free


Cytoscape

Cytoscape is an open source software platform for visualizing complex networks and integrating these with any type of attribute data. Although Cytoscape was originally designed for biological research, now it is a general platform for complex network analysis and visualization.

Details

Website: https://cytoscape.org/
Open Source Software (OSS) or Proprietary? OSS
Pricing: Free


D3

D3.js is a JavaScript library for manipulating documents based on data. D3 helps you bring data to life using HTML, SVG, and CSS. D3’s emphasis on web standards gives you the full capabilities of modern browsers without tying yourself to a proprietary framework, combining powerful visualization components and a data-driven approach to a Document Object Model (DOM) manipulation.

Details

Website: https://d3js.org/
Open Source Software (OSS) or Proprietary? OSS
Pricing: Free


Data Illustrator

Data Illustrator is designed to help you create infographics and data visualizations without programming. Data Illustrator aims to make visualization creation as easy as creating an illustration in a design tool like Adobe Experience Design or Bohemian Sketch.

Details

Website: http://www.data-illustrator.com/index.php
Open Source Software (OSS) or Proprietary? Proprietary
Pricing: Free


DotPlot

Dotplot is a visualization tool that allows you to tell a story about data. DotPlot is easy to use: To generate a dynamic visualization, all you need is data collected in a spreadsheet (in the form of a CSV file), which you will upload to the DotPlot program. Dotplot then visualizes the data for you.

Details

Website: http://dotplot.berkmancenter.org/
Open Source Software (OSS) or Proprietary? OSS
Pricing: Free


Gephi

Gephi is a tool for data analysts and scientists keen to explore and understand graphs. Like Photoshop but for graph data, the user interacts with the representation, manipulate the structures, shapes and colors to reveal hidden patterns. The goal is to help data analysts to make hypothesis, intuitively discover patterns, isolate structure singularities or faults during data sourcing.

Details

Website: https://gephi.org/
Open Source Software (OSS) or Proprietary? OSS
Pricing: Free


Google Data Studio

Google Data Studio helps you analyze your data by using interactive dashboards. You can easily connect your data from spreadsheets, Analytics, Google Ads, Google BigQuery and more. Additionally, you can transform your raw data into the metrics and dimensions needed to create easy-to-understand reports.

Details

Website: https://marketingplatform.google.com/about/data-studio/
Open Source Software (OSS) or Proprietary? Proprietary
Pricing: Free (basic) plan


Muse

Muse allows you to search and visualize terms and topics from your email account by charting your sentiments (as captured in your email messages) and browsing your attachments.

Details

Website: https://mobisocial.stanford.edu/muse/
Open Source Software (OSS) or Proprietary? Proprietary
Pricing: Free


Netlytic

Netlytic is a cloud-based text and social networks analyzer that can automatically summarize and discover communication networks from publicly available social media posts. It uses public APIs to collect posts from Twitter, YouTube, and Facebook (public pages). It also supports the analysis of your own datasets.

Details

Website: https://netlytic.org/
Open Source Software (OSS) or Proprietary? Proprietary
Pricing: Free (basic) account; pricing tiers


Observable

Observable helps you organize your data into notebooks, which in turn help you visualize, share, and collaborate on your data-based projects.

Details

Website: https://observablehq.com/?utm_source=blocks
Open Source Software (OSS) or Proprietary? Proprietary
Pricing: Free (individual) account; pricing tiers for team use and collaboration


Palladio

Palladio allows you to visualize complex historical data with ease. Visualizations include geographic maps, relationship visualizations, and a gallery view.

Details

Website: https://hdlab.stanford.edu/palladio/
Open Source Software (OSS) or Proprietary? OSS
Pricing: Free


Prism

Prism is a tool for “crowdsourcing interpretation.” Users are invited to provide an interpretation of a text by highlighting words according to different categories, or “facets.” Each individual interpretation then contributes to the generation of a visualization which demonstrates the combined interpretation of all the users. We envision Prism as a tool for both pedagogical use and scholarly exploration, revealing patterns that exist in the subjective experience of reading a text.

Details

Website: http://prism.scholarslab.org/users/sign_in
Open Source Software (OSS) or Proprietary? OSS
Pricing: Free


Prospect

Prospect is a free, open-source data curation and visualization plugin for WordPress. Data can be entered into Prospect by importing a formatted CSV file or entering it via a form created automatically by Prospect. Data collections can be inserted into WordPress pages or displayed in visualizations that allow users to explore information space, interpret patterns and access materials.

Details

Website: https://prospect.unc.edu/
Open Source Software (OSS) or Proprietary? OSS
Pricing: Free


RAW Graphs

RAW Graphs is an open source data visualization framework built with the goal of making the visual representation of complex data easy for everyone. RAW Graphs aims at providing a missing link between spreadsheet applications (e.g. Microsoft Excel, Apple Numbers, OpenRefine) and vector graphics editors (e.g. Adobe Illustrator, Inkscape, Sketch).

Details

Website: https://rawgraphs.io/
Open Source Software (OSS) or Proprietary? OSS
Pricing: Free


Sentiment Viz

Sentiment Viz visualizes recent tweets according to the sentiments expressed therein. Tweets can be visualized in different ways: According to primary sentiment, according to topic, in a word cloud, according to a timeline, on a world map, and more.

Details

Website: https://www.csc2.ncsu.edu/faculty/healey/tweet_viz/tweet_app/
Open Source Software (OSS) or Proprietary? Proprietary
Pricing: Free


Tableau

Tableau allows you to easily create and share interactive visualizations of your data.

Details

Website: https://public.tableau.com/s/
Open Source Software (OSS) or Proprietary? Proprietary
Pricing: Free (select services) for academics; pricing tiers; BU access


Tweepsmap

Tweepsmap is an AI-driven Twitter analytics and management platform. Tweepsmap helps you save time and increase fan involvement with location focused, straightforward actionable analytics, and all-in-one Intelligent publishing platform.

Details

Website: http://tweepsmap.com/
Open Source Software (OSS) or Proprietary? Proprietary
Pricing: Free (basic) plan; pricing tiers


Twitonomy

Twitonomy is a Twitter analytics platform that allows you to get detailed and visual analytics on anyone’s tweets, retweets, replies, mentions, hashtags; browse, search, filter and get insights on the people you follow and those who follow you; backup/export tweets, retweets, mentions and reports to Excel & PDF, and more.

Details

Website: http://www.twitonomy.com/
Open Source Software (OSS) or Proprietary? Proprietary
Pricing: Free (basic) account; pricing tiers


Voyant Tools

Voyant Tools is a web-based reading and analysis environment for digital texts. It is a scholarly project that is designed to facilitate reading and interpretive practices for digital humanities students and scholars as well as for the general public.

Details

Website: https://voyant-tools.org/
Open Source Software (OSS) or Proprietary? OSS
Pricing: Free

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