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Monday, October 26, 2009

Flare Data Visualization for the Web

Of interest, the Flare library, from the UC Berkeley Visualization Lab. Contains a number of visualization capabilities, an example is the Job Voyager, demonstration here, which does a stacked visualization of job titles over time. Similar to the well-known Name Voyager, which visualizes given names over time. The library contains a number of other open-source, useful and innovative Flash scripts.

... Flare is an ActionScript library for creating visualizations that run in the Adobe Flash Player. From basic charts and graphs to complex interactive graphics, the toolkit supports data management, visual encoding, animation, and interaction techniques. Even better, flare features a modular design that lets developers create customized visualization techniques without having to reinvent the wheel. View the demos and sample applications to see a few of the visualizations that flare makes it easy to build ... '

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