List of information graphics software

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
LicenseOpen Source (yes/no)Price
AIDALGPLYesFreeOctober 2003 / 3.2.1Open interfaces and formats for particle physics data processing
AlgebratorGUIProprietaryNo$58.992009 / 4.2Linux, Mac OS X, Sugar, Windows2D graphs
AnyChartcharts, maps, stock charts, Gantt chartsJavaScript library, GUIProprietary[1]No$79October 31, 2016 / 7.12.0All platforms/OS, all browsersFlexible; JavaScript (HTML5) based; interactive; real-time updates; multi-level drill-downs; various types of charts, maps, stock charts, Gantt charts, dashboards.
Archimdrawing 2D and 3D graphsfreewareNoFree2008WindowsGraphs in polar (or other) coordinates become specific cases of parametric graphs.
BaudlineGUIProprietary/GPLNoFreeJuly 21, 2010 / 1.08FreeBSD, Linux, Mac OS X, SolarisSignal analysis tool
ChartDirectorC++ (command line, Qt, MFC), .NET (C#, VB), Java, COM, VB6, VBA, VBScript, Javascript, PHP, Python, Perl, Ruby, ColdFusionProprietaryNo$99 – $749June 15, 2015 / 6.0Windows, Linux, FreeBSD, Mac OS X, Solaris, Any (Java edition)Extensive chart types; Realtime charts; Handles large data sets; Cross-platform; Command line, web and desktop usage; PDF, SVG and image outputs.
D3jsJavaScript libraryBSDYesFreeSeptember 3, 2017 / v4.10.2web browsers, js enginesstatic and dynamic presentations
DADiSPGUI, command line, SPL script languageProprietaryNoJanuary 17, 2017 / 6.7 B02WindowsNumerical analysis and signal processing with a spreadsheet-like interface
DAPGNU-style copyleft[2]YesFreeApril 16, 2014 / 3.10Statistics
DatacopiaGUI (web based)FreemiumNoFree, $4.99 – $29.99Windows, Linux, Mac, iOS, AndroidGenerates 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.
DataSceneGUISharewareNoFree express, $169 – $299 std. and pro.March 2011 / 3.0.7Linux, Unix/X11, Windows2D & 3D graphing, animated graphs, data analysis, curve fitting, and data monitoring.
Descartes (plotting tool)GUIGPLYesFreeJuly 10, 2005 / 0.7Any (Python)Inactive as of 2005
EditGridGUI (web based)Free, or with subscription serviceAny (Web-based application)Online spreadsheet; service due to end May 1, 2014
EJSGUIGPLYesFreeLinux, Mac OS X, WindowsCreates ODE solving interactive, ready-to-publish Java applets
Epi InfoGPLYesFreeAugust 21, 2017 /
EViewsProprietaryNoJune 21, 2017 / 10Statistics
FitykGUI, command lineGPLYes€90 - €225December 19, 2016 / 1.3.1Linux, Mac OS X, Windowsspecialized in curve fitting
FlexProProprietaryNo2017MS Windows only
FreeMatGPL[3]YesFreeJune 30, 2013 / 4.2Linux, Mac OS X, Windows
FusionChartsGUI (web based), JavaScript Charting LibraryProprietaryNoFree for Personal Use, $1,299 – $9,999November 1, 2016 / 3.11.3All Web Browsers (including IE 6), JS EnginesInteractive JavaScript Charts for your Web & Mobile applications. Get 90+ chart types and 965 maps, readymade business dashboards and demos.
GeoGebraGUIGPL[4]YesFreeSeptember 3, 2017 / 6.0.385.0Linux, Mac OS X, Sugar, WindowsVery good for rendering Geometry, Graphs, Statistical Diagrams, (LaTeX) Formula Rendering. All antialiased in PNG Export. Export to SVG, EPS, EMF, PNG, PDF.
GephiGUIGPLv3 / CDDL 1.0YesFreeFebruary 14, 2016 / 0.9.1Linux, Mac OS X, WindowsNetworks and complex systems, dynamic and hierarchical graphs
ggplot2RGPL2YesFreeDecember 30, 2016 / 2.2.1Cross-platformBased on "The Grammar of Graphics"
GnumericGUIGPL[5]YesFreeJuly 4, 2017 / 1.12.35Cross-platformSpreadsheet
GNU OctaveGUI, command line, C, C++, FortranGPLYesFreeFebruary 24, 2017 / 4.2.1eComStation, FreeBSD, Linux, Mac OS X, OS/2, Solaris or WindowsMATLAB compatible, built-in ODE and DAE solvers, extensive user contributed toolboxes
GnuplotCommand line, Python, Ruby, Smalltalk, third-party GUIsOwn licenseYesFreeSeptember 4, 2017 / 5.2.0Amiga, Atari ST, BeOS, Linux, Mac, MS-DOS, OS/2, OS-9/68k, Ultrix, Windows, VMSBuilt in scripting language
GrADSGPLYesFreeSeptember 5, 2017 / 2.2.0Linux, Mac OS X, Windows, Solaris, IBM AIX, DEC Alpha, IRIXVisualization of Earth science data
GLECommand line, GUIBSD / GPLYesFreeAugust 18, 2015 / 4.2.5fLinux, Mac, WindowsGraphics scripting language
GraphPad PrismGUIproprietaryNoacademic US$450, student US$300October 12, 2016 / 7.0bMac, Windows
GraceCommand line, GUI, various APIsGPLYesFreeFebruary 14, 2015 / 5.1.25Linux, Mac(X11), Windows (cygwin)Uses Motif; fork of Xmgr
GraphvizDOT languageCPLYesFreeApril 13, 2014 / 2.38Linux, Mac OS X, Windows
gretlGUIGPLYesFreeJuly 18, 2017 / 2017cLinux, Mac, WindowsSpecialized in econometrics and time series analyses, built-in scripting language, interface to gnuplot and R
HippoDrawGPL v2YesFreeOctober 2007 / 1.21.3C++-based data analysis system
IDPSGUI, Fortran, C, Python, Socket ServerGPLYesFreeLinux, Mac OS X, OSF1/True64, Solaris, WindowsUses Qt 3/Qt 4, runs as a server
IGOR ProGUIproprietaryNoNon-free
standard US$550
academic US$395
student $US85
January 27, 2017 / 7.0.2Mac, Windows3D and volume visualization, Curve and peak fitting, Signal processing, Image processing
ILNumericsMath library for .NET / C#GPL / proprietaryfree / €999June 11, 2015 / v4.8Windows and LinuxMath library with rich visualization features (interactive 3D scenes, scientific plotting) and Matlab-like syntax.
IpeGUI, XMLGPLYesFreeDecember 10, 2016 / 7.2.7Linux, Mac, Windows, OS/XIPE 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.
JFreeChartGUI, Java, GroovyLGPLYesFreeJuly 31, 2014 / 1.0.19Any (Java)
KChartGUIGPLYesFreeMarch 21, 2017 / 3.0.1 Linux (KDE)
KigGUIGPLYesFreeGeometry diagrams only
kstGUIGPLYesFreeJuly 20, 2014 / 2.0.8Linux (KDE), Windows (beta)
LabPlotGUI, Qt scriptingGPLYesFreeApril 9, 2017 / 2.4.0Linux (KDE)
LabVIEWProprietaryNo$999–9699May 2017 / 2017Visual circuits modeling
LiSiCAPythonNoFree Windows, LinuxLigand-based virtual screening software that searches for 2D and 3D similarities between a reference compound and a database of target compounds.
MagicPlotGUIProprietaryNoStudent ed.: freeware
Pro ed.: $149 ($74.50 Academic)
September 18, 2016 / 2.7.2Any (Java)Nonlinear fitting, batch processing
MapleGUI, command lineProprietaryNoStudent US$99, Academic US$995, Government US$2,265, Commercial US$2,390 May 25, 2017 / 2017Linux, Mac OS X, Windows
MathCadGUIProprietaryNo$1195March 6, 2017 / Prime 4.0, November 2015 / 15.0 M045WindowsSimple GUI driven interface
MathematicaGUI, command line, C++ProprietaryNoPersonal US$295, Government US$2,870, Commercial US$3,18511.3.0 (March 8, 2018 (2018-03-08)) [±][6]Linux, Mac OS X, Windows, Raspberry Pi[7]Computer algebra, statistics and numerical analysis system with general graphic language. See Wolfram Language.
MATLABGUIProprietaryNoSeptember 20, 2017 / R2017bLinux, Mac OS X, WindowsMatrix system
MaximaGUI, command lineGPLYesFreeDecember 12, 2016 / 5.39.0BSD, Linux, Mac OS X, Unix Like OS, WindowsVarious graphical user interfaces, Support LaTex with GNU TeXmacs and Web frontend with SageMath
MayaViGUI, Python, scriptable, embeddableBSDYesFreeJanuary 15, 2015 / 4.4.0GNU/Linux, Mac OS X, WindowsVisualises computational grids, scalar/vector/tensor data. Texture & ray-cast mappers.
MedCalcGUIProprietaryNo$395 August 17, 2017 / 17.9WindowsStatistics
Microsoft ExcelGUIProprietaryNoMac OS X, WindowsSpreadsheet
NCSS (statistical software)GUIProprietaryNo$429May 2, 2016 / NCSS 11WindowsStatistical Analysis and Statistical Graphics software
NucalcGUIproprietaryNoNon-freeUS$100[8]Mac OS, Mac OS X, Windows
Numbers (iWork)GUIProprietaryNoMarch 28, 2017 / 4.1Mac OS XSpreadsheet
OpenDXGUIProprietaryNoJanuary 19, 2006 / 4.4.0Cross-platform CalcGUIGNU LGPLYesFreeJanuary 25, 2011 / 3.3Cross-platformSpreadsheet
OpenPlaGGUIGPLYesFreeOctober 25, 2011 / 3.1Any (PHP 5)graph plotter
OrangeGUI, Python scriptingGPLYesFreeSeptember 3, 2017 / 3.5GNU/Linux, Windows, Mac OS XA visual programming data-flow software suite with widgets for statistical data analysis, interactive data visualization, data mining, and machine learning.
OriginGUI, COM, C/C++ and scriptingproprietaryNoNon-freeUS$
1095 (std)
1800 (pro)
850 (academic pro)
69/yr. (student)[8]
June 22, 2017 / 2017 SR2WindowsMulti-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.
ParaviewGUI, Python scriptingGPLYesFreeAugust 18, 2017 / 5.4.1Linux/Unix, Mac OS X, WindowsParallel scientific and Computational Fluid Dynamics visualizations
PDLArtistic License / GPLYesFreeMay 21, 2017 / 2.018Perl Data Language
PGPLOTFORTRAN, CNoFree for non commercialFebruary 26, 2001 / 5.2.2Linux, Mac, Windows(Fortran) California Institute of Technology, Inactive as of 2001
ploticusCommand line, CGPLYesFreeMay 2013 / 2.42Linux, Mac, Windowsplots and charts from data
PlotlyGUI, command line PythonCommercialNoFreeAny (web-based)plots and charts in browser, web-sharing and exporting, drag-and-drop data import, Python command line
plotutilscommand line, C/C++GPLYesFreeSeptember 27, 2009 / 2.6Linux, Mac, WindowsCollection of command line programs, C/C++ API
PLplotAda, C/C++/D, Fortran 77/90, C, C++, Java, Lisp, Lua, OCaml, Octave, Perl, Python, Tcl/TkLGPLYesFreeAugust 26, 2017 / 5.13.0Linux, Mac, WindowsMany different output formats: CGM, GIF, Jpeg, Png, Latex, PBM, PDF, Postscript, SVG, XFig, Qt, wxWidgets
PSPPGUI, command lineGPLYesFreeAugust 20, 2017 / 1.0.0Linux, Mac, WindowsStatistical analysis of sampled data. Free replacement for SPSS.
QtiPlotGUI, PythonproprietaryNoNon-free. Various rates for Annual subscriptions[9]May 31, 2017 /, Mac, WindowsPython scriptable
RThird partyGPLYesFreeJune 30, 2017 / 3.4.1Linux, Mac, WindowsIn addition to base graphics, has a large number of graphics packages including lattice and ggplot2.[10] Interoperabile with other free software packages.
ROOTGUI, C++, Python, RubyLGPLYesFreeJuly 28, 2017 / 6.10/04Linux, Mac, WindowsDe facto standard in high energy physics
RRDtoolCommand lineGPLYesFreeMay 17, 2017 / 1.7.0Linux, Windows
S-PLUSProprietaryNoNovember 2010 / 8.2Statistics
SAS SystemProprietaryNoJuly 10, 2013 / 9.4Statistics
ScilabCeCILLYesFreeFebruary 15, 2017 / 6.0.0Linux, Mac OS X, WindowsMatrix system
SciPy, NumPy, matplotlib modules for PythonPython, GUI, command lineBSD/matplotlibYesFreeJune 21, 2017 / 0.19.1, July 6, 2017 / 1.13.1, May 10, 2017 / 2.0.2FreeBSD, Linux, Mac OS X, WindowsExtensive numerical and scientific library with MATLAB-style plotting
Simple GrapherGUIProprietaryNoFreeMicrosoft Windows2D and 3D Graph
Sonic VisualiserGUIGPLYesFreeAugust 14, 2018 / 3.1.1Linux, MacOS, Windows
SPSSGUI, command lineProprietaryNoAugust 8, 2017 / 25.0Statistics
StataProprietaryNoJune 6, 2017 / 15.0Statistics
StatgraphicsGUIProprietaryNo$30–$2,414July 2015 / 17.1.08 WindowsStatistical software package for exploratory data analysis, dynamic data visualization, statistical modeling, design of experiments, time series forecasting, quality improvement and Six Sigma.
Statistical LabMay 2, 2011 / 3.81
SymPyBSDYesFreeMarch 8, 2016 / 1.1.1 Linux, Mac OS X, WindowsPython library for computer algebra and symbolic mathematics
SysquakeGUI, command lineProprietaryNo$250 (LE free)November 5, 2013 / 5.0 Linux, Mac OS X, WindowsMATLAB compatible, interactive graphics
SciDAVisGUI, PythonGPLYesFreeOctober 22, 2017 / 1.22 Linux, Mac, WindowsQt4-based GUI, Python scriptable
SigmaPlotGUIproprietaryNoNon-freeCommercial US$799, Government US$699, Commercial US$5492014 / 13.0.0 Windows
TAChartCharting librarymodified LGPLYesFreeNovember 13, 2016 / 1.6.2Linux, Mac OS X, WindowsVery flexible charting component for Lazarus / Free Pascal.
TableauGUIProprietaryNo$999 – $1800WindowsSpreadsheet
TecplotGUIproprietaryNo/360/purchase.aspx varies2016 / 2016 Linux, Mac, UNIX, WindowsComputational Fluid Dynamics
TeechartCharting libraryOpen SourceYesFree2018Windows, macOS, Linux, iOS, AndroidFull 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 chartGUIproprietaryNoAnnual subscriptionWindowsSupport for waterfall, Marimekko and Gantt charts. Direct integration into Microsoft PowerPoint.
VeuszGUI, Python, command lineGPLYesFreeNovember 10, 2017 / 2.1.1 Mac, Unix, WindowsCreate publication-quality PS/PDF plots, Python scripting and plugin interface
VisifireIndependent of server side scriptingProprietaryNo$149June 5, 2014 / 5.1.7-0 Mac, Windows
VisItGUI, C++, Python, and JavaBSDYesFreeJune 2017 / 2.12.3 Linux, Mac, WindowsDesigned to handle very large data sets
WebixJavaScript libraryGPLV3/Proprietary[11]Yes$469June 27, 2017 / 4.4 Cross platforms, cross browsersJavaScript/HTML5 based; More than 75 widgets and controls; Maps; Charts; DataTables; Organograms; Gauge charts
World Programming System (WPS Analytics)GUI, command lineProprietaryNoMarch 2018 / 4.0 AIX, Linux, Linux for Arm8 64-bit (AArch64), macOS, PowerLinux, POWER/System p/pSeries (LE), Solaris, Windows, Linux for System z, z/OSStatistics. Handles very large data sets. Supports mixing Python, R, SAS and SQL languages within in a single user program
XGraphGUI, command lineProprietaryNoFreeApril 2014 / v4.30Linux, WindowsInteractive and batch 2D data file plotting
Zoho Office SuiteGUI (web based)ProprietaryNoAny (web-based application)Online spreadsheet

Vector graphics

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. This kind of creative interfaces work well together with data visualization tools like the ones above.

See also


  1. AnyChart - Buy
  2. "The Dap Project for Statistics and Graphics". Retrieved 22 April 2016.
  3. "Homepage". FreeMat website. Archived from the original on 7 December 2013. Retrieved 13 January 2014.
  4. 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.
  5. "Welcome to Gnumeric!". Archived from the original on 16 December 2013. Retrieved 13 January 2014.
  6. "Mathematica Quick Revision History". Retrieved 2018-03-08.
  7. Raspberry Pi now includes Mathematica and Wolfram Language for free | The Verge
  8. 1 2 MSRP for full version. Discounted downloads and academic discounts might be available.
  9. QtiPlot pricing Archived 2013-01-27 at the Wayback Machine.
  11. Webix - Buy
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