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

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Computer algebra systems

Software Example(s) Interface Licence(s) Operating system Distinguishing features
License Open Source (yes/no) Price
Algebrator GUI, Keyboard-driven equation editor Propietary No $58.99 Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, Sugar Powerful graphing on 2D, zooming capabilities, Graphs after showing step-by-step solutions to problems.
GeoGebra GeoGebra GUI GPL Yes Free Geometry diagrams only
Kig GUI GPL Yes Free Geometry diagrams only
Maple Maple GUI, Command line No $1895 Mac OS X, Linux, Windows
MathCad GUI No $1195 Windows Simple GUI driven interface
Mathematica Mathematica GUI, Command line, C++ No $2495 Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, HPUX, Solaris Also a statistics and numerical analysis system with general graphic language
Maxima GUI, Command line GPL Yes Free Linux, Windows, Mac OS X, BSD and Unix Like OS Various graphical user interfaces, Support LaTex with GNU TeXmacs and Web frontend with SAGE
SymPy Sympy BSD Yes Free Linux, Mac OS X, WIndows Python library for computer algebra and symbolic mathematics

Numerical software

Software Example(s) Interface Licence(s) Operating system Distinguishing features
License Open Source (yes/no) Price
Baudline Baudline slide test.png GUI proprietary No, Source available free Linux, FreeBSD, Solaris signal analysis tool
EJS EJS GUI GPL Yes Free Linux, Windows, Mac OS X Creates ODE solving interactive Java applets. Applets are ready to publish
jHepWork jHepWork screenshot GUI, Java, Jython scripting LGPL Yes Free Any (Java) Multi-platform, IDE with code assist, Jython/Python scripting
FlexPro proprietary No MS Windows only
FreeMat Yes Free Linux, Mac OS X, Windows
GNU Octave Octave GUI, Command line, C, C++, Fortran GPL Yes Free Linux, Windows, FreeBSD, Solaris, Mac OS X, OS/2 or eComStation MATLAB compatible, Built-in ODE and DAE solvers, Extensive user contributed toolboxes
LabVIEW Proprietary No
Matlab Matlab Proprietary No
PDL
PDL
free Perl Data Language
S-Lang
Scilab Scilab CeCILL Yes Free Windows, Linux
Scinet Math proprietary No $499 High Performance object-based numerical software library for the Microsoft .NET Platform.
SciPy, NumPy, matplotlib modules for Python matplotlib GUI/command line BSD/matplotlib Yes Free Linux, FreeBSD, OS X, Windows Extensive numerical and scientific library with MATLAB-style plotting
Sysquake GUI, command line proprietary No 250$ (LE free) Linux, Windows, Mac OS X MATLAB compatible, interactive graphics

Plotting programs (graphing programs)

Software Example(s) Interface Licence(s) Operating system Distinguishing features
License Open Source (yes/no) Price
ChartGizmo GUI proprietary No Free Any( internet service) ChartGizmo service allows to create and publish charts and graphs online
Descartes (plotting tool) GUI GPL Yes Free Any (Python) Inactive as of 2005
DIY Chart homepage GUI proprietary No Free Unix, Windows, Mac DIY Chart Builder - Free online create and design charts and graphs
EpsTk Toolkit for use with Matlab and GNU Octave GPL Yes Free Any (Octave or Matlab)
GLE Command line, GUI BSD / GPL Yes Free Windows, Mac, Linux Graphics scripting language
GraphPad Prism GUI proprietary No academic US$450, student US$300 Windows, Mac
Gnuplot Foucault pendulum Command line, Python, Ruby, Smalltalk own licence Yes Free Windows, Mac, Linux, VMS, Ultrix, OS/2, MS-DOS, Amiga, OS-9/68k, Atari ST, BeOS Built in scripting language
Grace Grace-screenshot Command line, GUI, various APIs GPL Yes Free Windows (cygwin), Mac(X11), Linux Uses Motif; fork of Xmgr
Graph Graph Screen Capture GUI GPL Yes Free Windows
Graphviz Graphviz Logo DOT language CPL Yes Free Linux, Windows, Mac OS X
Grapholic GUI proprietary No Non-freeUS$99[1] Windows
HSB Grapher GUI proprietary No Free Windows, Linux using Wine Freeware
IDPS [1] GUI, Fortran, C, Python, Socket Server GPL Yes Free Linux, OS-X, Solaris, OSF1/True64, Windows Uses Qt3/Qt4, runs as a server
IGOR Pro GUI proprietary No Non-freeUS$550[1] Windows, Mac, Linux (wine)
JFreeChart JFreeChart screenshot GUI, Java, Groovy LGPL Yes Free Any (Java)
jHepWork jHepWork screenshot GUI, Java, Jython scripting LGPL Yes Free Any (Java) Multi-platform, IDE with code assist, Jython/Python scripting
KaleidaGraph GUI proprietary No US$200 academic US$140 Windows MacOS
KChart KChart screenshot GUI GPL Yes Free Linux (KDE)
kst Kst screenshot GUI GPL Yes Free Linux (KDE), Windows (beta)
LabPlot LabPlot screenshot GUI, Qt scripting GPL Yes Free Linux (KDE)
LiveGraph LiveGraph real-time data chart plotter GUI BSD-style Yes Free Any (Java) Real-time plotting; Point-and-click interface; API for data handling
MatheGrafix MatheGrafix screenshot GUI own license No Free Windows an interactive function plotter, which allows users to print, present or embed a large variety of graphs in Office documents
MathGV GUI No Free Windows Freeware
GraphEasyRect GUI No Free Windows,Linux,Mac Freeware
Nucalc GUI proprietary No Non-freeUS$100[1] Windows, Mac OS, Mac OS X
OpenPlaG openPlaG graphs screenshot GUI GPL Yes Free Any (PHP 5) graph plotter
Origin Origin Worksheet GUI, COM, C/C++ and scripting proprietary No Non-freeUS$
950(std)
1500 (pro)
50(student)[1]
Windows sparklines above worksheet data columns
PGPLOT FORTRAN, C No Free for non commercial Windows, Mac, Linux (Fortran) California Institute of Technology Inactive as of 2001
Physics Plot GUI proprietary No Non-freeUS$100 Windows (visualbasic)
ploticus A plot of Wikipedia statistics in Ploticus Command line, C GPL Yes Free Windows, Mac, Linux plots and charts from data
PLplot 3D surface plot Ada, C/C++/D, Fortran 77/90, C, C++, Java, Lisp, Lua, OCaml, Octave, Perl, Python, Tcl/Tk LGPL Yes Free Windows, Mac, Linux Many different output formats: CGM, GIF, Jpeg, Png, Latex, PBM, PDF, Postscript, SVG, XFig, Qt, wxWidgets
PSI-Plot GUI proprietary No US$299 academic US$299 Windows
QtiPlot GUI, Python GPL Yes free if compiled from source Windows, Mac, Linux Python scriptable
ROOT ROOT plot showing regions of interest in a 2D distribution GUI, C++, Python, Ruby LGPL Yes Free Windows, Mac, Linux
SciDAVis Scidavis 0.1.0 screenshot.png GUI, Python GPL Yes Free Windows, Mac, Linux Qt4-based GUI, Python scriptable
SciGraphica GUI,Python scriptable GPL Yes Free Linux GUI, Python scriptable
Scinet Chart ScinetChartDataVisualization.PNG proprietary No US$119 Flexible charting component for the MS .NET platform to create 2D and 3D plots of data and functions.
SigmaPlot GUI proprietary No Non-freeUS$749[1] Windows
surf commind line, GUI GPL Yes real algebraic geometry vizualization: plotting plane algebraic curves and algebraic surfaces in R^3, ray tracing, transparency (Surf home page)
SURFER GUI GPL Yes derivative of surf (Surfer home page)
Sympl GUI, scriptable GPL Yes Free Any (Java) Scriptable, interactive plots. Can run as a desktop application or an applet on a web page.
Tecplot Tecplot 3d vortices.jpg GUI proprietary No Non-freevaries Linux, Mac, UNIX, Windows Computational Fluid Dynamics
Turbo Plot GUI proprietary No Free Windows x86/x64, Vectored Plots.
Veusz homepage Veusz screenshot 1.3.png GUI, Python, Command line GPL Yes Free Unix, Windows, Mac Create publication-quality PS/PDF plots
Visifire Independent of Server side Scripting GPL Yes Free Windows, Mac
ChartGo GUI proprietary No Free Any( internet service) ChartGo allows users to create charts online fast and free
XYZ Data Viewer Xyz data viewer snapshot.png GUI proprietary No 69.95 Windows Display in the three-dimensional space tabular function with three arguments z=f(x,y)
  1. ^ a b c d e MSRP for full version. Discounted downloads and academic discounts might be available.

Statistical software

Software Example(s) Interface Licence(s) Operating system Distinguishing features
License Open Source (yes/no) Price
CHARTrunner GUI Proprietary No $990 Windows Creates control charts, histograms, Pareto diagrams, capability analysis, and other SPC charts. It retrieves data from other sources including Microsoft Access, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft SQL Server, Oracle, text files, and ODBC.
DAP
Epi Info
EViews Eviews on Windows Proprietary No
gretl GUI GPL Yes Free Linux, Mac, Windows Specialized in econometrics and time series analyses, built-in scripting language, interface to gnuplot and R
PSPP PSPP example GUI, command line GPL Yes Free Linux, Mac, Windows Statistical analysis of sampled data. Free replacement for SPSS.
QI Macros No $139 Excel Add in Control Chart Wizard analyzes your data and selects the right chart for you
MedCalc MedCalc Gui Proprietary No $395 Windows
PRO Stat GUI proprietary No US$299 academic US$299 Windows
R Plots from lm example.svg GPL Yes Free Linux, Mac, Windows Interoperabile with other free software packages.
S-PLUS Proprietary No
S-Lang
Statistical Lab
SAS System Proprietary No
SPSS Gui, Command Line Proprietary No
Statgraphics Gui Proprietary No $695 Windows Statistical software package for exploratory data analysis, statistical modeling, design of experiments, time series forecasting, quality improvement and Six Sigma.
Stata Proprietary No
Systat Proprietary No
SOCR
Tableau Gui Proprietary No $999 - $1800 Windows

Spreadsheets

Graphing functionality is included in almost all spreadsheet programs. Some well-known examples are:

Software Interface Licence(s) Operating system Distinguishing features
License Open Source (yes/no) Price
Gnumeric GUI GNU GPL Yes Free Cross-platform
Microsoft Excel GUI Proprietary No Windows and Mac OS X
Numbers (iWork) GUI Proprietary No Mac OS X
OpenOffice.org Calc GUI GNU LGPL Yes Free Cross-platform
EditGrid GUI (Web based) Free, or with subscription service Any (Web-based application) Online spreadsheet
Zoho Office Suite GUI (Web based) Proprietary No Any (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:

See also

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