Axiis Beta 1.0 – Open source data visualization

In October 2009, Axiis‘s crew released their Open-source beta 1.0.
In December, they updated their sources with many examples and a documentation.
I have not had a chance to try it yet, but I am planning to use this resource in a near future.

This framework is built upon the Degrafa graphics framework and Adobe Flex 3.4.
You can download and follow the project on google code.

Some examples from Axiis’s website:

Presentation of the Framework – Extract from Axiis google code:

Axiis has been designed to be a concise, expressive, and modular framework that let developers and designers create compelling data visualization solutions by assembling easy to understand building blocks into simple or complex visual representations of data.

Axiis takes a very visual approach to development in both the markup language itself as well as the concepts used to create data visualizations.

The two primary concepts to understand in Axiis are Geometry and Layout.

Geometry: All data visualizations are ultimately represented as one or more sets of simple or complex geometries that plot specific data points relative to visual coordinates. To that end, Axiis leverages the Degrafa framework to describe its geometries.

Layout: The Axiis layout classes are the heart of the framework, as they allow the developer to describe in simple terms how they want to translate sets of data into geometric representations. The layout classes allow developers to use and combine pre-built layout schemes as well as build their own to create anything from standard cartesian charts to wild yet-to-be imagined data visualizations.

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