December updates: time to start packing

12th December, 2019

In our final graph visualization toolkits update this year (and this decade), we’ve added further improvements to the time bar, and delivered greater layout packing options.

We’ve also given ReGraph developers their very own playground, and KeyLines developers a demo facelift.

Time bar: area plot selection lines

In our last update, we introduced histogram bar area plots for a more fluid display of what’s happening in your data. This time, we’ve given area plot selection lines the smooth treatment too.

Selection lines show values of items selected on the chart, so analysts can instantly identify and compare patterns of activity.

Add selection lines to area plots to show how specific values evolve over time
Add selection lines to area plots to show how specific values evolve over time

Packing options

The packing algorithm handles networks containing groups of disconnected nodes. It arranges these groups in just the right place so they don’t overlap or appear too far apart.

Circular and rectangular packing options were always available in organic layout. Now you can achieve the look you want by using packing in standard, structural, radial and hierarchy layouts too.

Packing options are now available in almost all layout options
Packing options are now available in almost all layout options

The ReGraph playground

We’re excited to launch ReGraph’s new live-coding environment designed for rapid prototyping and sharing code more easily.

The ReGraph playground: edit your code and watch the chart update

With the ReGraph Playground, you can play around with any of the code examples on the ReGraph SDK site. Once you’re ready to show colleagues your ideas, just share the hyperlink.

KeyLines makeover

You’ll notice a fresh new look to our KeyLines SDK, particularly the demo pages. The interactive chart controls, downloadable source code and useful descriptions are still there, but we’ve simplified the page design so it’s easier to focus on the resources you’re interested in.

You can now tab between chart controls, descriptive text and source code
You can now tab between chart controls, descriptive text and source code

Do you like the new style? If you can spare a minute, please let us know what you think.

Ready to get started?

The best way to find out if KeyLines or ReGraph is right for your visualization project is to give them a go yourself.

Simply request a free trial today or get in touch so we can help bring your connected data to life.

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