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Visualizations Everywhere: A Multiplatform Infrastructure for Linked Visualizations
November/December 2010 (vol. 16 no. 6)
pp. 1157-1163
Danyel Fisher, Microsoft Research
Steven Drucker, Microsoft Research
Roland Fernandez, Microsoft Research
Scott Ruble, Microsoft
In order to use new visualizations, most toolkits require application developers to rebuild their applications and distribute new versions to users. The WebCharts Framework take a different approach by hosting JavaScript from within an application and providing a standard data and events interchange. In this way, applications can be extended dynamically, with a wide variety of visualizations. We discuss the benefits of this architectural approach, contrast it to existing techniques, and give a variety of examples and extensions of the basic system.

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Index Terms:
Visualization systems, toolkit design, data transformation and representation
Danyel Fisher, Steven Drucker, Roland Fernandez, Scott Ruble, "Visualizations Everywhere: A Multiplatform Infrastructure for Linked Visualizations," IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, vol. 16, no. 6, pp. 1157-1163, Nov.-Dec. 2010, doi:10.1109/TVCG.2010.222
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