TabularVis – a Circos-inspired interactive web client based tool for improving the clarity of tabular data visualization

György Papp, Roland Kunkli

Abstract

Table visualization is one of the earliest problems in the field of data visualization, and there are many applications which provide different solutions to this task. One of the most popular ones is Circos, a well-known genome visualization software package based on the so-called circular layout technique. In this work, we present an interactive web-based visualization tool inspired by Circos' table viewer web application, in which we provide new extensions and techniques beyond its existing main ideas, for improving the clarity of the generated visualization. One of them is making the links easier to follow by giving an automatic solution to reduce the number of intersections between the links. We also present different tools which could be particularly useful in such situations, in which the table's data induce extreme scatter, i.e., the difference between the data is significantly large or small. Our proposed visualization accepts tables with non-negative numbers, and the amount of efficiently displayable data depends on the number of zeros in the table. In the paper, besides describing our contributions in detail, we also compare the outputs of our method and Circos table viewer to confirm the legitimacy of our application and the implemented techniques it contains.

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in Harvard Style

Papp G. and Kunkli R. (2018). TabularVis – a Circos-inspired interactive web client based tool for improving the clarity of tabular data visualization.In Proceedings of the 13th International Joint Conference on Computer Vision, Imaging and Computer Graphics Theory and Applications - Volume 3: IVAPP, ISBN 978-989-758-289-9, pages 120-131. DOI: 10.5220/0006620701200131


in Bibtex Style

@conference{ivapp18,
author={György Papp and Roland Kunkli},
title={TabularVis – a Circos-inspired interactive web client based tool for improving the clarity of tabular data visualization},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 13th International Joint Conference on Computer Vision, Imaging and Computer Graphics Theory and Applications - Volume 3: IVAPP,},
year={2018},
pages={120-131},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0006620701200131},
isbn={978-989-758-289-9},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF

JO - Proceedings of the 13th International Joint Conference on Computer Vision, Imaging and Computer Graphics Theory and Applications - Volume 3: IVAPP,
TI - TabularVis – a Circos-inspired interactive web client based tool for improving the clarity of tabular data visualization
SN - 978-989-758-289-9
AU - Papp G.
AU - Kunkli R.
PY - 2018
SP - 120
EP - 131
DO - 10.5220/0006620701200131