Data Tools


Everyone is invited to  suggest and list data analytics tools on this page and anyone and anywhere can help describe  them. Writing on this website is very simple. Please visit the Help page for easy-to-follow instructions. 

Color Pallette  
  • ColorBrewer 
    A tool designed to help people select good color schemes for maps and other graphics

  • Kuler Color Palette Generator 
    A web-hosted application for exploring, creating and sharing color themes.

Data Analysis  

         A chapter discussing different statistical methods for analyzing data written by Leo Pekelis 
  • GGplot2 
    A data visualization package for the statistical programming language 
  • GGobi 
    A visualization program for exploring high-dimensional data

  • Improvise 
    A tool to build and browse highly-coordinated visualizations interactively

  • KNIME 
    A data analytics platform

  • Metamarkets 
    a data analytics and visualization platform

  • Mondrian 
    A general-purpose statistical data-visualization system

  • Orange 
    A component-based data mining and machine learning software suite
  • ParVis 
    A program to represent multidimensional data in the form of parallel coordinates

  • Rapidminer 
    A system for data mining

  • RevoScaleR 
    A package that overcomes R's memory limit. Free to academic users 
  • TimeSearcher 
    A tool for visual exploration of time-series data

  • TreeMap 
    Software for treemapping, a method of displaying hierarchical data by using nested rectangles

  • WEKA 
    A popular suite of machine learning software

Data Cleaning   

Natural Language Processing   

Network Analysis  

  • NodeXL 
    An Excel template for network graph exploration

  • Gephi 
    An interactive visualization and exploration platform

  • GUESS 
    An exploratory data analysis and visualization tool for graphs and networks

  • Pajek 
    Aprogram for analysis and visualization of large networks

  • NetworkX 
    A software package for the creation, manipulation, and study of complex networks

  • SNAP 
    A general purpose network analysis and graph mining library

Online Services


  • D3 
    A JavaScript library for manipulating documents based on data.
    • Oscar Villareal takes you from .shp file to geoJSON to d3.js map: here.

  • Flare 
    A library for creating visualizations that run in the Adobe Flash Player

  • Google Fusion Tables 
    A data visualization with pie charts, bar charts, lineplots, scatterplots, timelines as well as geographical maps. 

    • Full tutorial on Geospatial Training complete with multiple data sets created by Patricia Carbajales, . Discusses Google Fusion Tables and Google Refine amongst many other tools.

  • Google Spreadsheets
    Visualizations using a Google Spreadsheet as a data source

  • Improvise 
    Java system supporting coordinated views 

  • InfoVis Toolkit 
    A Java toolkit for the development of information visualization applications and components 

  • Protovis
    A graphical toolkit 

  • Modest Maps 
    A library for creating interactive maps

  • Piccolo 
    A toolkit that supports the development of 2D structured graphics programs

  • Prefuse 
    A set of software tools for creating rich interactive data visualizations

  • PolyMaps 
    A JavaScript library for image- and vector-tiled maps using SVG 

  • Processing 
    Programming language and environment for interactive graphics

  • Tableau Public 
    A free version of a data visualization service

  • VTK 
    A software system for 3D computer graphics, image processing and visualization