A Domain Specific Language for DataViz
Brunel is a high-level language that describes visualizations in terms of composable actions. It drives a visualization engine (D3) that performs the actual rendering and interactivity. Brunel makes it much easier to build fun and inventive visualizations that can be deployed rapidly on the web.
- Using the Java Jar file to build your own application or service
- Use the R and Python adapters within those languages, and especially within notebook applications like Jupyter
Core Features of Brunel
- Automatically chooses good transforms, mappings, and formatting for your data
- Allows multiple combinations of visualization “elements” — overlay points, bars, lines, paths, areas and text freely and in a coordinated space.
- Handles building structures for D3 diagram like hierarchies, treemaps and chords
- Handles data ranges, binning and stacking automatically
- Automatically wraps and fits text, even when animating
- Intelligently works out a good layout for the chart aspects, taking into account the data (so you don’t have to guess axis sizes, for example)
- Provides flexible interactivity including tooltips, pan/zoom and interactive brushing
- Coordinates multiple visualizations in the same space, including interactive brushing
- Adds features such as Word clouds and paths with smoothly varying size
I want to use Brunel
Brunel is distributed under the http://www.apache.org/licenses/LICENSE-2.0.html, so it can be used freely.
Try it out live here