datafist

Savage Internet
2012 - 2013
dataviz education
datafist is an in-browser toolkit for visually exploring your personal data. Similar to Max or PureData, datafist offers a visual programming interface built around a toolkit of simple, composable operations. As you play around with these operations, the result is simultaneously visualized. My goal was to create a simple open-source tool to help all self-trackers get more out of their personal data, regardless of experience with programming or statistics. There is no backend; just clone the repo and go! It can handle files of up to ~20K data points quite easily. Visualizations are built on top of d3, with mootools as the base JavaScript library. It also makes use of HTML5 drag-and-drop and FileReader APIs for CSV file import.