JsVIS: JavaScript visualization software

info visualization | Friday, September 21st, 2007

Via Ajaxian, I learned about a new data visualization project called JsVis, released in January 2007.

JsVis, by Kyle Sholtz, is a JavaScript framework for creating “Snowflake graphs” like this one:

JSVIS Snowflake Graph

There is a lot of potential for visualizing complex relationships with this sort of tool. The basic layout is best for tree structures, but a thread on the discussion board indicates that there is a non-tree display method (particle model layout) which warrants investigation.


  1. [...] JsVIS is pretty nice, but a little slow with larger graphs. If yours is small it should work well. My favorite is prefuse which apparently now has a Flex front-end now called flare which could be controlled with JavaScript. [...]

    Pingback by Graph visualization code in javascript? « « Programmers Goodies Programmers Goodies — July 3, 2011 @ 6:23 am

  2. 2012 update: here’s a pretty impressive gallery of data visualization tools:


    Comment by Caitlin — May 21, 2012 @ 5:05 pm

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