List of information graphics software

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This is a list of software to create any kind of information graphics:

  • either includes the ability to create one or more infographics from a provided data set
  • either it is provided specifically for information visualization
Software Example(s) Interface Licence(s) Latest Release Operating system Distinguishing features
License Open Source (yes/no)
AIDA LGPL Yes 2003 / 3.2.1 Open interfaces and formats for particle physics data processing
Algebrator GUI Proprietary No 2009 / 4.2 Linux, Mac OS X, Sugar, Windows 2D graphs
Archim drawing 2D and 3D graphs freeware No 2008 Windows Graphs in polar (or other) coordinates become specific cases of parametric graphs.
Autograph Maths Autograph GUI Proprietary No 2019 / Windows, Mac OS X Dynamic 2D and 3D Graphing, Coordinate Geometry, Data Handling and Statistics, and Complex Number investigation. Easy to use, visual application, suitable for school level teaching and learning.
Baudline Baudline GUI Proprietary No 2010 / 1.08 FreeBSD, Linux, Mac OS X, Solaris Signal analysis tool
D3js JavaScript library BSD Yes 2018 / 5.7.0 web browsers, js engines static and dynamic presentations
DADiSP DADiSP GUI, command line, SPL script language Proprietary No 2017 / 6.7 B02 Windows Numerical analysis and signal processing with a spreadsheet-like interface
DAP GNU-style copyleft[1] Yes 2014 / 3.10 Statistics
Sample charts created through datacopia
GUI (web based) Freemium No Windows, Linux, Mac, iOS, Android Generates a ranked list of several plots & visualizations based on an analysis of the data provided, allowing the user to choose their favorite graphic, share it, and export it as an image.
DataScene GUI Shareware No 2011 / 3.0.7 Linux, Unix/X11, Windows 2D & 3D graphing, animated graphs, data analysis, curve fitting, and data monitoring.
Descartes (plotting tool) GUI GPL Yes 2005 / 0.7 Any (Python) Inactive as of 2005
EditGrid GUI (web based) Any (Web-based application) Online spreadsheet; service due to end May 1, 2014
EJS EJS GUI GPL Yes Linux, Mac OS X, Windows Creates ODE solving interactive, ready-to-publish Java applets
Epi Info GPL Yes 2018 / Windows Statistics
EViews Proprietary No 2017 / 10 Statistics
Fityk old screenshot GUI, command line GPL Yes 2016 / 1.3.1 Linux, Mac OS X, Windows specialized in curve fitting
FlexPro Proprietary No 2017 MS Windows only
FreeMat Freemat screenshot GPL[2] Yes 2013 / 4.2 Linux, Mac OS X, Windows
Create Interactive Charts and Graphs
GUI (web based), JavaScript Charting Library Proprietary No 2016 / 3.11.3 All Web Browsers (including IE 6), JS Engines Interactive JavaScript Charts for your Web & Mobile applications. Get 90+ chart types and 965 maps, readymade business dashboards and demos.
GeoGebra GeoGebra GUI GPL[3] Yes 2017 / 6.0.385.0 Linux, Mac OS X, Sugar, Windows, Android Very good for rendering Geometry, Graphs, Statistical Diagrams, (LaTeX) Formula Rendering. All antialiased in PNG Export. Export to SVG, EPS, EMF, PNG, PDF.
Gephi Gephi GUI GPLv3 / CDDL 1.0 Yes 2016 / 0.9.1 Linux, Mac OS X, Windows Networks and complex systems, dynamic and hierarchical graphs
ggplot2 R GPL2 Yes 2016 / 2.2.1 Cross-platform Based on "The Grammar of Graphics"
Gnumeric GUI GPL[4] Yes 2018 / 1.12.43 Cross-platform Spreadsheet
GNU Octave Octave GUI, command line, C, C++, Fortran GPL Yes 2018 / 4.4.1 eComStation, FreeBSD, Linux, Mac OS X, OS/2, Solaris, Windows, Android MATLAB compatible, built-in ODE and DAE solvers, extensive user contributed toolboxes
Gnuplot Foucault pendulum Command line, Python, Ruby, Smalltalk, third-party GUIs Own license Yes 2018 / 5.2.4 Amiga, Atari ST, BeOS, Linux, Mac, MS-DOS, OS/2, OS-9/68k, Ultrix, Windows, VMS, Android Built in scripting language
GrADS command line GPL Yes 2018 / 2.2.1 Linux, Mac OS X, Windows, Solaris, IBM AIX, DEC Alpha, IRIX Visualization of Earth science data
GLE Command line, GUI BSD / GPL Yes 2015 / 4.2.5f Linux, Mac, Windows Graphics scripting language
GraphPad Prism GUI proprietary No 2016 / 7.0b Mac, Windows
Grace Grace-screenshot Command line, GUI, various APIs GPL Yes 2015 / 5.1.25 Linux, Mac(X11), Windows (cygwin) Uses Motif; fork of Xmgr
Graphviz DOT language CPL Yes 2016 / 2.40.1 Linux, Mac OS X, Windows
gretl GUI GPL Yes 2018 / 2018c Linux, Mac, Windows Specialized in econometrics and time series analyses, built-in scripting language, interface to gnuplot and R
HippoDraw GPL v2 Yes 2007 / 1.21.3 C++-based data analysis system
IGOR Pro IGOR Pro GUI proprietary No 2019 / 8.0.3 Mac, Windows 3D and volume visualization, Curve and peak fitting, Signal processing, Image processing
ILNumerics Math library for .NET / C# GPL / proprietary 2015 / v4.8 Windows and Linux Math library with rich visualization features (interactive 3D scenes, scientific plotting) and MATLAB-like syntax.
Ipe IPE Clipping example GUI, XML GPL Yes 2016 / 7.2.7 Linux, Mac, Windows, OS/X IPE Graphics with LaTeX equations or notations can be stored as PDF files (not only exported to PDF) and be included in LaTeX documents. pdftoipe allows any PDF graph to be edited in Ipe.
JFreeChart JFreeChart screenshot GUI, Java, Groovy LGPL Yes 2017 / 1.5.0 Any (Java)
KChart KChart screenshot GUI GPL Yes 2017 / 3.0.1 Linux (KDE)
Kig GUI GPL Yes Geometry diagrams only
LabPlot LabPlot screenshot GUI, Qt scripting GPL Yes 2019 / 2.6.0 Linux (KDE), Windows data analysis, nonlinear curve fitting in 2D, data picking from images, live data plotting
LabVIEW Proprietary No 2017 / 2017 Visual circuits modeling
LiSiCA LiSiCA 2d output.png Python No Windows, Linux Ligand-based virtual screening software that searches for 2D and 3D similarities between a reference compound and a database of target compounds.
MagicPlot GUI Proprietary No 2016 / 2.7.2 Any (Java) Nonlinear fitting, batch processing
Maple Maple GUI, command line Proprietary No 2017 / 2017 Linux, Mac OS X, Windows
MathCad GUI Proprietary No 2017 / Prime 4.0, 2015 / 15.0 M045 Windows Simple GUI driven interface
Mathematica Mathematica GUI, command line, C++ Proprietary No {{{1}}} Linux, Mac OS X, Windows, Raspberry Pi[5] Computer algebra, statistics and numerical analysis system with general graphic language. See Wolfram Language.
MATLAB MATLAB GUI Proprietary No 2017 / R2017b Linux, Mac OS X, Windows Matrix system
Maxima GUI, command line GPL Yes 2017 / 5.41.0 BSD, Linux, Mac OS X, Unix, Windows, Android Various graphical user interfaces, Support LaTeX with GNU TeXmacs and Web frontend with SageMath
MayaVi Mayavi GUI, Python, scriptable, embeddable BSD Yes 2018 / 4.6.2 GNU/Linux, Mac OS X, Windows Visualises computational grids, scalar/vector/tensor data. Texture & ray-cast mappers.
MedCalc GUI Proprietary No 2017 / 17.9 Windows Statistics
Microsoft Excel GUI Proprietary No Mac OS X, Windows Spreadsheet
NCSS (statistical software) GUI Proprietary No 2016 / NCSS 11 Windows Statistical Analysis and Statistical Graphics software
Nucalc GUI proprietary No Mac OS, Mac OS X, Windows
Numbers (iWork) GUI Proprietary No 2017 / 4.1 Mac OS X Spreadsheet
OpenDX GUI Proprietary No 2006 / 4.4.0 Cross-platform Calc GUI GNU LGPL Yes 2011 / 3.3 Cross-platform Spreadsheet
OpenPlaG openPlaG graphs screenshot GUI GPL Yes 2018 / 3.5 Any (PHP 5) graph plotter
Orange Orange example workflow screenshot GUI, Python scripting GPL Yes 2017 / 3.5 GNU/Linux, Windows, Mac OS X A visual programming data-flow software suite with widgets for statistical data analysis, interactive data visualization, data mining, and machine learning.
Origin GUI, COM, C/C++ and scripting proprietary No 2017 / 2017 SR2 Windows Multi-layer 2D, 3D and statistical graphs for science and engineering. Built-in digitizing tool. Auto-recalculation and reporting. Programmable, with access to NAG Numerical Library.
ParaView GUI, Python scripting GPL Yes 2018 / 5.5.2 Linux/Unix, Mac OS X, Windows Parallel scientific and Computational Fluid Dynamics visualizations
PDL PDL Artistic License / GPL Yes 2018 / 2.019 Perl Data Language
PGPLOT FORTRAN, C No 2001 / 5.2.2 Linux, Mac, Windows (Fortran) California Institute of Technology, Inactive as of 2001
ploticus A plot of Wikipedia statistics in Ploticus Command line, C GPL Yes 2013 / 2.42 Linux, Mac, Windows plots and charts from data
Plotly A plot made using plotly GUI, command line Python Commercial No Any (web-based) plots and charts in browser, web-sharing and exporting, drag-and-drop data import, Python command line
plotutils command line, C/C++ GPL Yes 2009 / 2.6 Linux, Mac, Windows Collection of command line programs, C/C++ API
PLplot 3D surface plot Ada, C/C++/D, Fortran 77/90, C, C++, Java, Lisp, Lua, OCaml, Octave, Perl, Python, Tcl/Tk LGPL Yes 2017 / 5.13.0 Linux, Mac, Windows Many different output formats: CGM, GIF, Jpeg, Png, Latex, PBM, PDF, Postscript, SVG, XFig, Qt, wxWidgets
PSPP GUI, command line GPL Yes 2017 / 1.0.0 Linux, Mac, Windows Statistical analysis of sampled data. Free replacement for SPSS.
QtiPlot GUI, Python proprietary No 2017 / Linux, Mac, Windows Python scriptable
R Plots from lm example.svg Third party GPL Yes 2018 / 3.5.1("Feather Spray") Linux, Mac, Windows In addition to base graphics, has a large number of graphics packages including lattice and ggplot2.[6] Interoperabile with other free software packages.
ROOT ROOT plot showing regions of interest in a 2D distribution GUI, C++, Python, Ruby LGPL Yes 2018 / 6.14.04 Linux, Mac, Windows De facto standard in high energy physics
RRDtool RRDtool Command line GPL Yes 2017 / 1.7.0 Linux, Windows
S-PLUS Proprietary No 2010 / 8.2 Statistics
S Statistics
SAS System Proprietary No 2013 / 9.4 Statistics
Scilab Scilab CeCILL Yes 2018 / 6.0.1 Linux, Mac OS X, Windows Matrix system
SciPy, NumPy, matplotlib modules for Python matplotlib Python, GUI, command line BSD/matplotlib Yes 2017 / 0.19.1, 2017 / 1.13.1, 2017 / 2.0.2 FreeBSD, Linux, Mac OS X, Windows Extensive numerical and scientific library with MATLAB-style plotting
SOCR Statistics
Sonic Visualiser GUI GPL Yes 2018 / 3.1.1 Linux, MacOS, Windows
SPSS GUI, command line Proprietary No 2017 / 25.0 Statistics
Stata Proprietary No 2017 / 15.0 Statistics
Dynamic Response Surface Plot
GUI Proprietary No 2015 / 17.1.08 Windows Statistical software package for exploratory data analysis, dynamic data visualization, statistical modeling, design of experiments, time series forecasting, quality improvement and Six Sigma.
Statistical Lab 2011 / 3.81
Systat Proprietary No Statistics
SymPy SymPy BSD Yes 2018 / 1.3 Linux, Mac OS X, Windows Python library for computer algebra and symbolic mathematics
Sysquake GUI, command line Proprietary No 2013 / 5.0 Linux, Mac OS X, Windows MATLAB compatible, interactive graphics
SciDAVis Scidavis 0.1.0 screenshot.png GUI, Python GPL Yes 2018 / 1.23 Linux, Mac, Windows Qt4-based GUI, Python scriptable
SigmaPlot GUI proprietary No 2014 / 13.0.0 Windows
TAChart Simthyr 3.1 on openSUSE 11.png Charting library modified LGPL Yes 2016 / 1.6.2 Linux, Mac OS X, Windows Very flexible charting component for Lazarus / Free Pascal.
Tableau GUI Proprietary No Windows Spreadsheet
Tecplot 150px GUI proprietary No 2016 / 2016 Linux, Mac, UNIX, Windows Computational Fluid Dynamics
Teechart TeeChart Gallery.png Charting library Open Source Yes 2018 Windows, macOS, Linux, iOS, Android Full set of chart types, maps & gauges, interactive, real-time, PNG, JPEG export, cross-browser support, integration with WordPress, Drupal, Node.js, Joomla, TypeScript, NuGet among others.
think-cell chart GUI proprietary No Windows Support for waterfall, Marimekko and Gantt charts. Direct integration into Microsoft PowerPoint.
Veusz Veusz screenshot 1.3.png GUI, Python, command line GPL Yes 2018 / 3.0.1 Mac, Unix, Windows Create publication-quality PS/PDF plots, Python scripting and plugin interface
Visifire Independent of server side scripting Proprietary No 2014 / 5.1.7-0 Mac, Windows
VisIt Rayleigh-Taylor instability.jpg GUI, C++, Python, and Java BSD Yes 2018 / 2.13.2 Linux, Mac, Windows Designed to handle very large data sets
Webix JavaScript library GPLV3/Proprietary[7] Yes 2017 / 4.4 Cross platforms, cross browsers JavaScript/HTML5 based; More than 75 widgets and controls; Maps; Charts; DataTables; Organograms; Gauge charts
World Programming System (WPS Analytics) GUI, command line Proprietary No 2018 / 4.0 AIX, Linux, Linux for Arm8 64-bit (AArch64), macOS, PowerLinux, POWER/System p/pSeries (LE), Solaris, Windows, Linux for System z, z/OS Statistics. Handles very large data sets. Supports mixing Python, R, SAS and SQL languages within in a single user program
XGraph GUI, command line Proprietary No 2014 / v4.30 Linux, Windows Interactive and batch 2D data file plotting
Zoho Office Suite GUI (web based) Proprietary No Any (web-based application) Online spreadsheet

Vector graphics[edit]

Vector graphics software can be used for manual graphing or for editing the output of another program. Please see:

A few online editors using vector graphics for specific needs have been created. This kind of creative interfaces work well together with data visualization tools like the ones above.{{citation needed|date=December 2015}

See also[edit]

References[edit] of information graphics software was the original source. Read more.