|The following software for each type of data visualisation is available at the Digital Scholarship Lab on the G/F of University Library. Designing to support digital scholarship research, the Lab is equipped with 5 PCs and 5 iMacs that are installed with these software for CUHK users. The complete list of these specialist software is available here. CUHK users may also reserve them for a longer period of time.|
Perhaps it is the most well-known software in visualising your data. It can make sorts of charts and diagrams for your data tables with their templates. Advanced users can also install add-in to make other types of graphics in visualising data such as Power Map.
(Source: Visualizing Data in Excel, https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dn749860.aspx#sec3)
Used by majority of academic statisticians and social scientists, R is a free and open source software for statistical computing and graphics. Compared with SPSS, R is more programming-driven allowing users to customize their graphical outputs.
With its user-friendly interface and similarities with Excel, SPSS is a popular tool for statistical analysis in social science. Compared with R, SPSS is easier for non-statisticans to learn because it is more menu-driven.
(Source: Statistics How To, http://www.statisticshowto.com/how-to-make-a-bar-chart-in-spss/)
Gephi is a free and open source software for network analysis and visualisation. Because of the user-friendly interface, the software is easy for the users to learn. Gephi is particularly popular among social scientists who conduct social network analysis.
(Source: Phreakocious, https://vimeo.com/18591468)
Adobe Creative Cloud
Adobe Creative Cloud is a package of software, such as Photoshop, Illustrator and Premiere Pro, for graphic design, video editing, web development and photography.
(Source: Adobe Forum, https://forums.adobe.com/thread/1323112)
AutoCAD is a computer-aided software for 2D and 3D drafting. AutoCAD is widely used in urban studies, architecture and engineering.
(Source: GeoEngineer, http://www.geoengineer.org/news-center/news/item/1103-video-find-out-how-to-display-boring-data-in-keynetix-s-autocad-civil-3d)
Word Cloud and Other Textual Analysis Tools
NVivo is a software for qualitative analysis. It can work with different text formats and even multi-media materials. The word frequency query function enables users to create visual images, like word clouds and word trees.
How to Auto Code Header Formatted Transcripts in NVivo 11 https://weloty.com/auto-code-header-formatted-transcripts-nvivo-11/
Data Analytics and Visualisation
Plotly is an online tool providing graphing, analytics, and statistics tools without coding. It also offers scientific graphing libraries for Python, R, MATLAB, Perl, Julia, and Arduino.