[open-visualisation] open source visualisation software

Nils Gehlenborg nils at ebi.ac.uk
Wed Mar 31 21:26:14 UTC 2010

Hi Lisa,

Not sure how relevant this is for you at the moment, but I saw that you also have a few bioinformatics programs in your list of domain-specific tools. Have a look at this Nature Methods Special Feature of visualization of biological data for a very recent review of what is available in that area (mostly open source tools):


A few more general toolkits and tools that I didn't see on your list:

- Protovis: http://www.protovis.org
- Raphael: http://www.raphaeljs.com
- Axiis: http://www.axiis.org
- Flot: http://code.google.com/p/flot
- Tulip: http://tulip.labri.fr/TulipDrupal/
- Gephi: http://gephi.org/

I can definitely recommend you to have a closer look at Protovis and Raphael.


On Mar 31, 2010, at 4:40 PM, Lisa Evans wrote:

> Hi,
> I'm new to this list, so I will briefly introduce myself: I'm involved in the OKFN as a researcher for the 'Where Does My Money Go' project. I joined this mailing list to help make a good list of open source visualisation software.
> We have a long list of software tools at:
> http://wiki.okfn.org/OpenVisualisation
> I'm looking at a select few in more detail here:
> http://docs.google.com/View?id=dcc9h7b6_38q9594qfj
> Please let me know if you agree with my selection and make suggestions for software you think is worth looking at in more detail.
> I look forward to hearing from you,
> Lisa
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Nils Gehlenborg
European Bioinformatics Institute
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