Software built specifically for data visualization. Create a wide variety of charts, connecting to a wider variety of databases.
R is a highly extensible open source language and environment for data processing, analysis and visualization. It is known for its high quality publication graphics.
Excel is a highly familiar tool commonly used for presenting data in tabular format. With caution is can also be used for some data analysis and visualization.
There are many many excellent data visualization tools available. The following two curated lists are great places to explore.
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