List of information graphics software

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This is a list of software to create any kind of information graphics:

Software Example(s) Interface Licence(s) Latest Release Operating system Distinguishing features
License Open Source (yes/no)
AIDA LGPL Yes October 2003 / 3.2.1 Open interfaces and formats for particle physics data processing
Algebrator GUI Proprietary No 2009 / 4.2 Linux, Mac OS X, Sugar, Windows 2D graphs
Archim drawing 2D and 3D graphs freeware No 2008 Windows Graphs in polar (or other) coordinates become specific cases of parametric graphs.
Baudline Baudline GUI Proprietary No July 21, 2010 / 1.08 FreeBSD, Linux, Mac OS X, Solaris Signal analysis tool
D3js JavaScript library BSD Yes August 25, 2018 / 5.7.0 web browsers, js engines static and dynamic presentations
DADiSP DADiSP GUI, command line, SPL script language Proprietary No January 17, 2017 / 6.7 B02 Windows Numerical analysis and signal processing with a spreadsheet-like interface
DAP GNU-style copyleft[1] Yes April 16, 2014 / 3.10 Statistics
Datacopia Sample charts created through datacopia GUI (web based) Freemium No Windows, Linux, Mac, iOS, Android Generates a ranked list of several plots & visualizations based on an analysis of the data provided, allowing the user to choose their favorite graphic, share it, and export it as an image.
DataGraph GUI, command line Proprietary No February 17, 2020 / 4.5.1 macOS 2D graphing, animations, data analysis, linear and non-linear curve fitting.
DataScene GUI Shareware No March 2011 / 3.0.7 Linux, Unix/X11, Windows 2D & 3D graphing, animated graphs, data analysis, curve fitting, and data monitoring.
EditGrid GUI (web based) Any (Web-based application) Online spreadsheet; service due to end May 1, 2014
EJS EJS GUI GPL Yes Linux, Mac OS X, Windows Creates ODE solving interactive, ready-to-publish Java applets
Epi Info GPL Yes February 2, 2018 / Windows Statistics
EViews Proprietary No June 21, 2017 / 10 Statistics
Fityk old screenshot GUI, command line GPL Yes December 19, 2016 / 1.3.1 Linux, Mac OS X, Windows specialized in curve fitting
FlexPro Proprietary No 2017 MS Windows only
FreeMat Freemat screenshot GPL[2] Yes June 30, 2013 / 4.2 Linux, Mac OS X, Windows
FusionCharts FusionCharts GUI (web based), JavaScript Charting Library Proprietary No November 1, 2016 / 3.11.3 All Web Browsers (including IE 6), JS Engines Interactive JavaScript Charts for your Web & Mobile applications. Get 90+ chart types and 965 maps, readymade business dashboards and demos.
GeoGebra GeoGebra GUI GPL with non-commercial restriction[3] Yes September 3, 2017 / 6.0.385.0 Linux, Mac OS X, Sugar, Windows, Android Very good for rendering Geometry, Graphs, Statistical Diagrams, (LaTeX) Formula Rendering. All antialiased in PNG Export. Export to SVG, EPS, EMF, PNG, PDF.
Gephi Gephi GUI GPLv3 / CDDL 1.0 Yes February 14, 2016 / 0.9.1 Linux, Mac OS X, Windows Networks and complex systems, dynamic and hierarchical graphs
ggplot2 R GPL2 Yes December 30, 2016 / 2.2.1 Cross-platform Based on "The Grammar of Graphics"
Grafana Dashboard.jpg
GUI (web based) GNU Affero General Public License 3.0 Yes August 1 2022 / 9.0.6 All Web Browsers Diagrams, Live Data Analysis, Public Dashboards
Gnumeric GUI GPL[4] Yes August 19, 2018 / 1.12.43 Cross-platform Spreadsheet
GNU Octave Octave GUI, command line, C, C++, Fortran GPL Yes August 9, 2018 / 4.4.1 FreeBSD, Linux, Mac OS X, OS/2 (including eComStation and ArcaOS), Solaris, Windows, Android MATLAB compatible, built-in ODE and DAE solvers, extensive user contributed toolboxes
Gnuplot Foucault pendulum Command line, Python, Ruby, Smalltalk, third-party GUIs Own license Yes June 4, 2018 / 5.2.4 Amiga, Atari ST, BeOS, Linux, Mac, MS-DOS, OS/2 (including eComStation and ArcaOS), OS-9/68k, Ultrix, Windows, VMS, Android Built in scripting language
GrADS command line GPL Yes April 25, 2018 / 2.2.1 Linux, Mac OS X, Windows, Solaris, IBM AIX, DEC Alpha, IRIX Visualization of Earth science data
GraphPad Prism GUI proprietary No October 12, 2016 / 7.0b Mac, Windows
Grace Grace-screenshot Command line, GUI, various APIs GPL Yes February 14, 2015 / 5.1.25 Linux, Mac(X11), Windows (cygwin) Uses Motif; fork of Xmgr
Graphviz DOT language CPL Yes December 25, 2016 / 2.40.1 Linux, Mac OS X, Windows
gretl GUI GPL Yes September 3, 2018 / 2018c Linux, Mac, Windows Specialized in econometrics and time series analyses, built-in scripting language, interface to gnuplot and R
HippoDraw GPL v2 Yes October 2007 / 1.21.3 C++-based data analysis system
IGOR Pro IGOR Pro GUI proprietary No April 11, 2019 / 8.0.3 Mac, Windows 3D and volume visualization, Curve and peak fitting, Signal processing, Image processing
ILNumerics Math library for .NET / C# GPL / proprietary June 11, 2015 / v4.8 Windows and Linux Math library with rich visualization features (interactive 3D scenes, scientific plotting) and MATLAB-like syntax.
Ipe Ipe GUI, XML GPL Yes December 10, 2016 / 7.2.7 Linux, Mac, Windows, OS/X IPE Graphics with LaTeX equations or notations can be stored as PDF files (not only exported to PDF) and be included in LaTeX documents. pdftoipe allows any PDF graph to be edited in Ipe.
JFreeChart JFreeChart screenshot GUI, Java, Groovy LGPL Yes November 5, 2017 / 1.5.0 Any (Java)
JMP Sample of six JMP graphs GUI, scripting proprietary No March 9, 2021 / 16.0 Mac, Windows Interactive statistical graphics
KChart KChart GUI GPL Yes March 21, 2017 / 3.0.1 Linux (KDE)
Kig GUI GPL Yes Geometry diagrams only
LabPlot LabPlot screenshot GUI, Qt, C++ GPL Yes October 24, 2019 / 2.8.2

April 1, 2021 / 2.8.0-beta

Linux (KDE), Windows, Mac OS X 2D plotting, suitable for creation of publication-ready plots but also for data visualization and exploration, data import from many formats(ASCII, binary, HDF5, FITS, JSON, etc.), export to vector and raster images, data analysis (nonlinear curve fitting in 2D, FFT, smoothing, integration and differentiation, etc.), digitizing of raster images, live data plotting, support for different CAS like Maxima, Octave, R, etc.
LabVIEW Proprietary No May 2017 / 2017 Visual circuits modeling
GUI MPL-2.0 Yes September 8, 2022 / 7.3.6 Linux, Mac OS X, Windows Spreadsheet, Diagrams, Statistical Functions
LiSiCA LiSiCA Python No Windows, Linux Ligand-based virtual screening software that searches for 2D and 3D similarities between a reference compound and a database of target compounds.
MagicPlot GUI Proprietary No January 18, 2021 / 3.0 Any (Java) Nonlinear fitting, batch processing
Maple Maple GUI, command line Proprietary No May 25, 2017 / 2017 Linux, Mac OS X, Windows
MathCad GUI Proprietary No March 6, 2017 / Prime 4.0, November 2015 / 15.0 M045 Windows Simple GUI driven interface
Mathematica Mathematica GUI, command line, C++ Proprietary No 13.1.0 (June 29, 2022; 2 months ago (2022-06-29)) [±][5] Linux, Mac OS X, Windows, Raspberry Pi[6] Computer algebra, statistics and numerical analysis system with general graphic language. See Wolfram Language.
MATLAB MATLAB GUI Proprietary No September 20, 2017 / R2017b Linux, Mac OS X, Windows Matrix system
Maxima GUI, command line GPL Yes October 3, 2017 / 5.41.0 BSD, Linux, Mac OS X, Unix, Windows, Android Various graphical user interfaces, Support LaTeX with GNU TeXmacs and Web frontend with SageMath
MayaVi Mayavi GUI, Python, scriptable, embeddable BSD Yes August 3, 2018 / 4.6.2 Linux, Mac OS X, Windows Visualises computational grids, scalar/vector/tensor data. Texture & ray-cast mappers.
MedCalc GUI Proprietary No August 17, 2017 / 17.9 Windows Statistics
Microsoft Excel GUI Proprietary No Mac OS X, Windows Spreadsheet
NCSS (statistical software) GUI Proprietary No May 2, 2016 / NCSS 11 Windows Statistical Analysis and Statistical Graphics software
Nucalc GUI proprietary No Mac OS, Mac OS X, Windows
Numbers (iWork) GUI Proprietary No March 28, 2017 / 4.1 Mac OS X Spreadsheet
OpenDX GUI Proprietary No January 19, 2006 / 4.4.0 Cross-platform Calc GUI GNU LGPL Yes January 25, 2011 / 3.3 Cross-platform Spreadsheet
OpenPlaG openPlaG GUI GPL Yes June 12, 2018 / 3.5 Any (PHP 5) graph plotter
Orange Orange GUI, Python scripting GPL Yes September 3, 2017 / 3.5 Linux, Windows, Mac OS X A visual programming data-flow software suite with widgets for statistical data analysis, interactive data visualization, data mining, and machine learning.
Origin GUI, COM, C/C++ and scripting proprietary No June 22, 2017 / 2017 SR2 Windows Multi-layer 2D, 3D and statistical graphs for science and engineering. Built-in digitizing tool. Auto-recalculation and reporting. Programmable, with access to NAG Numerical Library.
ParaView GUI, Python scripting GPL Yes June 19, 2018 / 5.5.2 Linux/Unix, Mac OS X, Windows Parallel scientific and Computational Fluid Dynamics visualizations
PDL PDL Artistic License / GPL Yes May 6, 2018 / 2.019 Perl Data Language
PGPLOT FORTRAN, C No February 26, 2001 / 5.2.2 Linux, Mac, Windows (Fortran) California Institute of Technology, Inactive as of 2001
ploticus A plot of Wikipedia statistics in Ploticus Command line, C GPL Yes May 2013 / 2.42 Linux, Mac, Windows plots and charts from data
Plotly A plot made using plotly GUI, command line Python Commercial No Any (web-based) plots and charts in browser, web-sharing and exporting, drag-and-drop data import, Python command line
plotutils command line, C/C++ GPL Yes September 27, 2009 / 2.6 Linux, Mac, Windows Collection of command line programs, C/C++ API
PLplot 3D surface plot Ada, C/C++/D, Fortran 77/90, C, C++, Java, Lisp, Lua, OCaml, Octave, Perl, Python, Tcl/Tk LGPL Yes August 26, 2017 / 5.13.0 Linux, Mac, Windows Many different output formats: CGM, GIF, Jpeg, Png, Latex, PBM, PDF, Postscript, SVG, XFig, Qt, wxWidgets
PSPP GUI, command line GPL Yes August 20, 2017 / 1.0.0 Linux, Mac, Windows Statistical analysis of sampled data. Free replacement for SPSS.
QtiPlot GUI, Python proprietary No May 31, 2017 / Linux, Mac, Windows Python scriptable
R Plots from lm example.svg Third party GPL Yes July 2, 2018 / 3.5.1("Feather Spray") Linux, Mac, Windows In addition to base graphics, has a large number of graphics packages including lattice and ggplot2.[7] Interoperabile with other free software packages.
ROOT ROOT plot showing regions of interest in a 2D distribution GUI, C++, Python, Ruby LGPL Yes August 23, 2018 / 6.14.04 Linux, Mac, Windows De facto standard in high energy physics
RRDtool RRDtool Command line GPL Yes May 17, 2017 / 1.7.0 Linux, Windows
S-PLUS Proprietary No November 2010 / 8.2 Statistics
S Statistics
SAS System Proprietary No July 10, 2013 / 9.4 Statistics
Scilab Scilab CeCILL Yes February 14, 2019 / 6.0.2 Linux, Mac OS X, Windows Matrix system
SciPy, NumPy, matplotlib modules for Python matplotlib Python, GUI, command line BSD/matplotlib Yes June 21, 2017 / 0.19.1, July 6, 2017 / 1.13.1, May 10, 2017 / 2.0.2 FreeBSD, Linux, Mac OS X, Windows Extensive numerical and scientific library with MATLAB-style plotting
SOCR Statistics
Sonic Visualiser GUI GPL Yes August 14, 2018 / 3.1.1 Linux, MacOS, Windows
SPSS GUI, command line Proprietary No August 8, 2017 / 25.0 Statistics
Stata Proprietary No June 6, 2017 / 15.0 Statistics
Statgraphics Statgraphics GUI Proprietary No July 2015 / 17.1.08 Windows Statistical software package for exploratory data analysis, dynamic data visualization, statistical modeling, design of experiments, time series forecasting, quality improvement and Six Sigma.
Statistical Lab May 2, 2011 / 3.81
Systat Proprietary No Statistics
SymPy SymPy BSD Yes September 14, 2018 / 1.3 Linux, Mac OS X, Windows Python library for computer algebra and symbolic mathematics
Sysquake GUI, command line Proprietary No November 5, 2013 / 5.0 Linux, Mac OS X, Windows MATLAB compatible, interactive graphics
SciDAVis Scidavis 0.1.0 screenshot.png GUI, Python GPL Yes June 4, 2018 / 1.23 Linux, Mac, Windows Qt4-based GUI, Python scriptable
SigmaPlot GUI proprietary No 2014 / 13.0.0 Windows
TAChart Simthyr 3.1 on openSUSE 11.png Charting library modified LGPL Yes November 13, 2016 / 1.6.2 Linux, Mac OS X, Windows Very flexible charting component for Lazarus / Free Pascal.
Tableau GUI Proprietary No Windows Spreadsheet
Tecplot Tecplot 3d vortices.jpg GUI proprietary No 2016 / 2016 Linux, Mac, UNIX, Windows Computational Fluid Dynamics
Teechart TeeChart Gallery.png Charting library Open Source Yes April 26, 2021 Windows, macOS, Linux, iOS, Android Full set of chart types, maps & gauges, interactive, real-time, PNG, JPEG export, cross-browser support, integration with WordPress, Drupal, Node.js, Joomla, TypeScript, NuGet among others.
think-cell chart GUI proprietary No Windows Support for waterfall, Marimekko and Gantt charts. Direct integration into Microsoft PowerPoint.
Veusz Veusz screenshot 1.3.png GUI, Python, command line GPL Yes October 7, 2021 / 3.4 Mac, Unix, Windows Create publication-quality PS/PDF plots, Python scripting and plugin interface
Visifire Independent of server side scripting Proprietary No June 5, 2014 / 5.1.7-0 Mac, Windows
VisIt Rayleigh-Taylor instability.jpg GUI, C++, Python, and Java BSD Yes May 2018 / 2.13.2 Linux, Mac, Windows Designed to handle very large data sets
Webix JavaScript library GPLV3/Proprietary[8] Yes June 27, 2017 / 4.4 Cross platforms, cross browsers JavaScript/HTML5 based; More than 75 widgets and controls; Maps; Charts; DataTables; Organograms; Gauge charts
World Programming System (WPS Analytics) GUI, command line Proprietary No March 2020 / v4.2 AIX, Linux, Linux for Arm8 64-bit (AArch64), macOS, PowerLinux, POWER/System p/pSeries (LE), Windows, Linux for System z, z/OS Statistics. Handles very large data sets. Supports mixing Python, R, SAS and SQL languages within in a single user program
XGraph GUI, command line Proprietary No April 2014 / v4.30 Linux, Windows Interactive and batch 2D data file plotting
Zoho Office Suite GUI (web based) Proprietary No Any (web-based application) Online spreadsheet

Vector graphics[edit]

Vector graphics software can be used for manual graphing or for editing the output of another program. Please see:

A few online editors using vector graphics for specific needs have been created.[citation needed] This kind of creative interfaces work well together with data visualization tools like the ones above.[citation needed]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "The Dap Project for Statistics and Graphics". Retrieved 22 April 2016.
  2. ^ "Homepage". FreeMat website. Archived from the original on 7 December 2013. Retrieved 13 January 2014.
  3. ^ The International GeoGebra Institute (April 2013). "GeoGebra Non-Commercial License Agreement". GeoGebra website. Archived from the original on 13 January 2014. Retrieved 13 January 2014.
  4. ^ "Welcome to Gnumeric!". Archived from the original on 16 December 2013. Retrieved 13 January 2014.
  5. ^ "Mathematica Quick Revision History". Retrieved 2022-06-29.
  6. ^ Raspberry Pi now includes Mathematica and Wolfram Language for free | The Verge
  7. ^ Lewin-Koh, Nicholas (7 January 2015). "CRAN Task View: Graphic Displays & Dynamic Graphics & Graphic Devices & Visualization". {{cite journal}}: Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  8. ^ Webix - Buy