by Natalia Kiseleva (eolay)
Characters based on popular data visualization tools. Here you can meet the charming Tableau, Power BI, Excel, D3 and other characters!

Character Tableau
Tableau is a great BI-tool, that allows you to create impressive complex visualizations and has an interesting approach to displaying data. Not only can you use ready-made chart templates, but also experiment by combining the color/shape/size and location of elements on the sheet, creating complex compositions.

Tableau has a free version - Tableau Public, which has several restrictions and allows you to save your work only on a public cloud. But in the open galleries of Tableau, you can view impressive works and even download and see how they work.

Character Power BI
Power BI is a convenient and simple BI-tool, that allows you to create great corporate dashboards, it has a useful instrument for converting data. It has a lot of ready-made templates for diagrams, and a platform where you can download custom visualizations. For those who are good at excel, it will be easy to get used to this program.

Power BI has a free version that has some limitations, but allows you to make full-fledged dashboards, save files to your computer, work in a cloud environment, or publish dashboards on the Internet.

Character QlikView
QlikView and QlikSense are tools with powerful functionality for working with data. The first product has a slightly higher entry threshold, it is the tool for real IT professionals! While the second one - the newer product of the same company - has already been made more modern and intuitive for the users. But under the hood there is still the same beast!

I have not been able to work closely with these tools yet, but I'm looking forward to it!

Character Python
We are moving from BI tools to programming languages that are used to create high-quality visualizations. Python uses several libraries for this purpose: Matplotlib, Seaborn, Ggplot, Bokeh, Plotly, and others!

Python is a very popular programming language that continues to delight programmers around the world. Perhaps the functionality of its libraries will not allow you to easily create interactive masterpieces of data art, but it for sure will allow you to make the necessary graphics for data analysis with a few lines of code.

Character R
R is a programming language for statistical data processing and working with graphics, it is a free and open source computing environment. If you are engaged in data analysis, love statistics or scientific research, this language is probably in your toolkit. In terms of visualization functionality, R has a lot in common with Python, so it's a matter of taste and habit which language you choose. I don't have any experience with R, so I can't tell you more.

Character JavaScript D3
JavaScript D3
Complex, beautiful interactive visualizations on the Internet are often created in JavaScript. This programming language also has several libraries for data visualization. But the most complex and rich is D3. working with objects in this library is quite complex and unintuitive, and there are not many training materials for it. But the possibilities of this library are great! Another thing is that you shouldn't immediately start studying D3. First, look at other JS libraries for visualization - perhaps their functionality will be enough for your tasks. For example, Chart.js or Plotly.js are quite suitable for building charts.

Character MS Excel
MS Excel – is a well-known MicroSoft product. It can display data not only in the form of tables. If you have the time and ingenuity, then making charts or even a beautiful, informative, and easily updated dashboard in Excel is not a problem! Of course, visualization tools in Excel are limited, but they have all the basic functionality, and a few tricks, that allow you to simulate more complex charts.
So, this tool has enough capability for corporate reporting, even if it is not so good in visualization as Power BI.
But for his age, he's quite a good!

Character Grafana
If you need to display real-time data and changes of data very quickly, then consider Grafana. This is a convenient and interesting tool for data visualization. Its functionality is not as broad as that of BI-tools or programming languages, but it copes with its tasks perfectly! Besides, it's free and open source. So, if you need to display the state of hardware or some continuous processes, Grafana can be a good fit for you.

Character Flourish
Flourish is a web service for visualizing data in the form of interactive graphs, available to ordinary users without technical knowledge. It is perfect for journalists and those who need to create one-time visualizations. I only have a general idea of how to work with this product, but the interactive visualizations made in Flourish make a pleasant impression. I have never heard of it being used for corporate Analytics, but many social and competitive works on the Internet are done on Flourish.

Of course, not all the tools used for visualization are covered here. I described the tools I am familiar with. Since the creation of these characters, new interesting tools for working with data have appeared, perhaps one day they will also have their own characters too!
You can order stickers with these characters on RedBubble! Please note that the stickers do not contain the original logo of the software, because the RedBubble rules prohibit the use of other people's trademarks on the stickers.

But they're still cool! :D
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I am Natalia Kiseleva
eolay is my nickname
I like data visualization, data art, and make funny and educational comics about it.
Links to my other projects
There are lot of charts used in Data Visualisation. They all have their characteristics, history, habits. If you want to learn more about them, you are in the right place!
These comic strips are dedicated to data visualization rules. Shining examples and funny characters explain common mistakes in data visualization.
Analyst's comics
Comics and jokes about Analytics and analysts, about the difficulties in their harsh way of fighting with data!
Most of the works was created for the Anonymous Analysts Club, a community of rus-analysts on Facebook.
Data-art "Family tree. The Mezen folk painting"
The theme of this data art is my small family tree. Patterns and symbols were taken from the Northern folk painting - Mezen. Each element in this work represents one of the closest family members. For more information about the decryption and description of the work, follow the link!
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