Chartmaker Directory

Over the past 5+ years, during which time I have delivered more than 200 data visualisation training events to over 4500 delegates, the question I unquestionably get asked the most is ‘which tool do you need to make that chart?’.

It is a question I often find hard to answer elegantly as it is often weighed down with the classic baggage of “it depends”. Above that, there is such variety in the ways of expressing data visually and arguably an even broader variety of tools offering the means to do so, ranging from simple solutions to the more complicated. It is a large, complex and ever-changing landscape to have to make sense of.

With my training and, by extension, my book primarily emphasising the importance of critical thinking and the underlying craft of data visualisation - the ‘what’ and the ‘why’ - I have been seeking to substantiate this content with solid guidance about the critical matter of ‘how’.

This is what motivated the development of the The Chartmaker Directory: an attempt to gather and organise a useful catalogue of references that will offer people a good sense of what charts can be made using which tools and, where necessary, how.
— Andy Kirk

Andy Kirk startet mit einem Chartmaker Directory. Ein toller Anlaufpunkt für Beispiele und Tutorials, geordnet nach Diagrammklassen und Applikationen.