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Graphical representation of data

I have been a quiet reader so far but it's time to jump and ask my question.

I am trying to come up with a graphical representation of data for one my clients. The data is heavily date driven : every piece of data is defined by a of dates, representing the period of time the data was applicable.

I was wondering if anybody knew of good Java library I could use?

Just so you know, the application is Web-based but accessed only through an Intranet so I figured I would use an applet to handle the graphics but I don't feel like writing the whole thing from scratch.

LazyButWhyReInventTheWheel
Thursday, April 10, 2003

You might find this useful:

http://industry.ebi.ac.uk/~alan/Presentations/BioStandards111298/index.htm

Ged Byrne
Thursday, April 10, 2003

A great site for all sorts of data visualization ideas:

http://www.cs.umd.edu/hcil/

The site's a little cluttered, but well worth an hour or two poking around.

Chris Tavares
Thursday, April 10, 2003

Nobody sees the irony in the previous post?

www.marktaw.com
Thursday, April 10, 2003

What about those really-expensive tufte books? Anyone read those?

www.marktaw.com
Thursday, April 10, 2003

I have read the Tufte books and I thought they were well worth the money. He has a site up now at http://www.edwardtufte.com some of the forum postings are pretty interesting. Whenever I have a big project for reporting coming up I usually spend some time reading over his books to refresh my mind and so I can start thinking along the lines of quantitative accuracy in the graphical display of the reports.

Jeff
Friday, April 11, 2003

The University of Maryland's site is GREAT!

Thanks a lot

LazyButWhyReInventTheWheel
Tuesday, April 15, 2003

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