DataGraph 4+

Visual Data Tools, Inc

    • 4.9 • 36 Ratings
    • $119.99



Publication quality graphs & animations

DataGraph is a software application for scientists, analysts, and students who love working with data. DataGraph allows you to import, organize, compute, and visualize data while making custom, publication quality graphics, figures, and even animations. 

Go well beyond the capabilities of a spreadsheet without the need to learn a coding language. Build graphs using a visual, object-driven approach. No problem importing huge datasets. DataGraph is optimized to work with millions of rows of data. Beyond graphing, use the app to connect datasets, manipulate data, and build pivot tables. Evaluate functions or fit functions to data. Use mathematical actions to differentiate, integrate, or find extreme values from columns of numbers.

Learn by Example:

The online examples provide a built-in learning tool and resource for creating graphs. Explore basic line plots, bar graphs, pie charts, and scatter plots. Learn how to create custom graphs, such as ternary, spider, or mosaic plots. New examples are continually added based on user input and feedback. Attend live webinars or watch video tutorials on the DataGraph YouTube Channel.

Interactive editing:

Combine data with design. Edit graphs using menus and sliders to adjust fonts, line widths, and colors interactively. Specify exact sizes for output using units of measure (inch or cm) or pixel-based sizes. Save time by seeing changes in real-time. Add labels and annotations. Do all your editing in DataGraph or export to an SVG or PDF file to edit in other software.

Data exploration tools:

QuickGraph uses built-in templates to create histograms, scatter plots, or bar graphs. To use, select one or more columns and hit the space bar. QuickGraph provides an instant data summary that closes the next time you hit the space bar. The Loupe tool is a data magnifier for your images, while Hover tooltips provide data pop-ups for points, bars, and box plots.

Easy import and export:

Drag and Drop importing for data and images. Directly open CSV files or Excel spreadsheets. Import file formats used in science and engineering, such as MatLab or NetCDF. Create custom data parsers. Export bitmap images, such as JPG or PNG, or vector graphics, including PDF and SVG formats. Export movies as mp4 files.

Active user community:

The DataGraph Community contains a Knowledge-base, a user Forum, and News. Explore the online Knowledge-base for "How-Tos" and Reference documents. Ask questions or make suggestions on the Forum. Or, email the DataGraph Team directly from the Help menu in the app. Under the Help menu, you'll also find a link to the DataGraph Manual.

DataGraph is created by Visual Data Tools, winner of the Apple Design Award in 2005 for the best macOS Scientific Computing Solution, DataTank.

What’s New

Version 5.1.1

Key Features:
- Built in Getting Started Guide.
- Easier to draw complicated expressions with the Function command.
- More built in functions - sd(), sum() and lambertw().
- Connect to CSV or JSON files locally or online.
- More options and improvements in the Box command.
- Constrained non-linear curve fits.
- Find and Replace has more options, including Regular Expressions.
- Apply style and canvas settings to graph groups.
- Added options to the Scalar Field Command.
- Option to use "Focus Mode" as default under Settings.
- Other fixes and improvements.
- Visual updates for the latest macOS.
- 5.1.1 fixed a bug in 5.1 related to pasting in data from Numbers or Excel

Ratings and Reviews

4.9 out of 5
36 Ratings

36 Ratings

AncientSci ,

Datagraph 4.5 Bombs on my OSX 10.9.5

Datagraph is a wonderful application, and I love it (I have used it up through version 4.4 for years). Datagraph says it is compatible with OS 10.9.X and above. However, when I upgraded from version 4.4 to 4.5, the application crashed and I was unable to get it to run prperly on my OS 10.9.5 system. I reverted by to Datagraph version 4.4, and everything is well again. So, if you’re still running OSX 10.9, be wary of the 4.5 version of Datagaph.

UPDATE TO MY REVIEW: DataGraph 4.5.1 fixed my problem, and so I have upgraded my rating to 5 stars. Many thanks to DataGraph tech support for their rapid fixing of this error.

Developer Response ,

This is fixed in 4.5.1. Please try it out. Please report bugs either on the community board or through our help e-mail. Thanks for using DataGraph!

Dave551404 ,

Nice overall app for making charts

I had 3 charts made in about two hours and they look great, Only a few dislikes one is the online sample files window that opens when you start the app it is completly useless. Who needs or wants to look at sample files all the time? and have to be connected to internet to see them atleast you can disable it so it doesnt open everytime. A Template chooser is much more useful almost all quality apps have them so you can easily choose a basic project and get started quicky.

Developer Response ,

There is a check box in the lower left corner to not have it open at startup. The example files are searchable and are a good way to learn how to use the program through examples.
They are on-line and not included, since some of them are pretty big and it is a waste of your disk space to include them all. The examples are updated pretty frequently without you having to download anything. You can certainly use them as templates, but because most graphs are only a few clicks away it won't speed you up that much. It is easy to create your own templates (see the File menu) if you find yourself doing the same prep work over and over.

npotereyko ,

great app for charting large data files

I have to analyze failrly large data sets in my line of work and excel (while being awesome) just does not work with anything that has more than 100K rows.
UI is a bit.. well unusual, but one can get used to that. There are quite a few nice features, but be prepared to spend few hours learning all the features.
Developer is very responsive.
Overall this is a good supplemental tool for data scientists.

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