Tools

The following is a list of useful data analysis and visualization tools.

1. R and R Studio

http://www.r-project.org/

http://www.rstudio.com/

R Packages

ggplot2 (http://ggplot2.org/), Leaflet (http://rstudio.github.io/leaflet/) (http://www.computerworld.com/article/2894448/useful-new-r-packages-for-data-visualization-and-analysis.html), Statnet (https://statnet.csde.washington.edu/trac/wiki/Resources), igraph (http://igraph.org)

Ropensci.org has compiled a detailed list of R packages that work with online data and APIs.

http://ropensci.org/related/index.html

2. Cartodb

https://cartodb.com/

3. Google Fusion Tables

https://support.google.com/fusiontables/answer/2571232?hl=en

4. Gephi

http://gephi.github.io/

5. NodeXL Template

http://nodexl.codeplex.com/

6. Semantria for Excel

https://semantria.com/welcome

7. ORA

http://www.casos.cs.cmu.edu/projects/ora/software.php

8. Tableau Public

https://public.tableau.com/s/

9. Cloud 9 Charts

https://www.cloud9charts.com/

10. Opentext Analytics Information Hub

http://birt.actuate.com/products/ihub

11. Lucidchart

https://www.lucidchart.com/personahomepage

12. Mindmeister

https://www.mindmeister.com/

13. Qlik Sense, Qlik View

http://www.qlik.com/us/explore/products/free-download?ga-link=navbtn

14. Mapbox

https://www.mapbox.com/

15. JASP

https://jasp-stats.org/

16. Domo

https://www.domo.com/

17. Lumira

http://getlumira.sapstore.com/download-free/?campaigncode=CRM-XH15-SOC-FBLUMPS&utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=cpc

18. MicroStrategy

http://www.microstrategy.com/us/go/power-of-analytics

19. PowToon

http://www.powtoon.com/

20. Chartcube

http://www.chartcube.com/

21. D3

http://d3js.org/

22. SAS Visual Analytics

http://www.sas.com/en_us/software/business-intelligence/visual-analytics.html

23. OpenStreetMap

https://www.openstreetmap.org/#map=5/51.500/-0.100

24. Data Pine

http://www.datapine.com/dashboard-software

25. Picktochart

http://piktochart.com/piktochart-infographics/

26. Infogr.am

https://infogr.am/

27. Chart.js

http://www.chartjs.org/

28. Timeline.knightlab.com

http://timeline.knightlab.com/

29. Nodebox

http://beta.nodebox.net/

30. Circos.ca

http://circos.ca/

31. Kartograph

http://kartograph.org/

32. Bigml

https://bigml.com/

33. Vizsweet

http://vizsweet.com/

34. Statsilk

http://www.statsilk.com/

35. Visualize.me

http://vizualize.me/

36. Dataseed

https://getdataseed.com/

37. Mapbox

https://www.mapbox.com/

38. Tiki-Toki

http://www.tiki-toki.com/

39. IBM Watson

http://www.ibm.com/smarterplanet/us/en/ibmwatson/

40. Netlytic

https://netlytic.org/

Data Collection and Cleaning Tools

1. Import.io
https://import.io/

2. NodeXL
http://nodexl.codeplex.com/

3. Socioviz.net
http://socioviz.net/SNA/eu/sna/login.jsp

4. Discovertext
http://discovertext.com/

5. Twittonomy
https://www.twitonomy.com/

6. Google Refine

https://code.google.com/p/google-refine/

7.Misodataset

http://misoproject.com/dataset/

8. Datawrangler

http://vis.stanford.edu/wrangler/

 

Other Resources

1. Resources at Journalist’s Toolbox

http://www.journaliststoolbox.org/archive/2015/10/online-journalism.html

2. List of social media data collection tools curated by Dr. Deen Freelon at American University

http://socialmediadata.wikidot.com/

3. Examples at informationisbeautiful.net

http://www.informationisbeautiful.net/