Datawrapper introduces curated chart gallery

Instead of just showing the latest charts, our chart gallery is now presenting a curated selection of charts that highlight the range of possibilities in Datawrapper charts. We will update the gallery once a month to include new charts.  

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Datawrapper 1.10

We released Datawrapper 1.10 which brings a number of exciting new features. Furthermore the updates to the core set the stage for additional updates of chart types and other functionalities, which are set to be launched during November and December 2015. Computed columns The biggest new feature in Datawrapper 1.10 is what we call “computed columns”. Users now can […]

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Datawrapper 1.9

Major changes: You can now add notes below your charts. This can be useful to explain details about the chart or the dataset that don’t fit into the chart intro text. This is how the notes are displayed in the charts: Other changes and bug-fixes: grouping of vis options in chart editor load js libs in […]

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User interview: Data visualization for sports business strategy

How can students use Datawrapper – the free Pro Bono offering available for journalism shools, small non-profit newsrooms and investigative journalists? One perspective here – a brief interview with Anthony Dedousis, a student from the US. Anthony registered in mid 2014. What is your role and why do you care about data? I’m a first-year […]

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User interview: How IJBA trains visualization skills

This is another short interview with a trainer for data visualization and journalism. This time from a school in Bordeaux, France. The instructor there is Anthony Thomas-Commin, reporter for the French website www.lequipe.fr. Site: IJBA (full name: Institute de Journalisme Bordeaux Aquitaine) Questions: Please provide some background: Where do you train? Anthony Thomas-Commin: “I will work with students of […]

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User interview: How Kwantlen Polytechnic University trains data skills

Datawrapper is free for journalism schools, universities and other schools. Though for setting this up, we ask one favor back from the instructors/teachers: How do you train? What is the focus? Here are the answers from Chad Skelton, data journalist at the Vancouver Sun and one of the winners of the GEN Data Journalism Awards […]

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Datawrapper 1.8

Major new features in 1.8 The chart editor got a redesign including a switch of the default font. In line charts you can now annotate time ranges in the chart. Also the line chart got a new “custom range” setting that replaces a the existing settings “Extend range to nice ticks” (now you can just pick your own axis […]

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New Usage Guidelines for Datawrapper

(Updated) On December 7, 2014 we released version 1.8 of Datawrapper. Along with new features like annotation in line charts and a widely demanded option to publish to either HTTP or HTTPS, we introduced new usage options. In short: While you can still use Datawrapper for free, we introduced new paid-for services. Datawrapper Single, Datawrapper Team […]

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Hello Datawrapper Maps, welcome Datawrapper Team

Today we are adding a very simple and fast way to create and publish maps. Another new feature is an optional service called Datawrapper Team, a new way to use Datawrapper in newsrooms. There is a bit of a backstory here, stretching back to mid-2012: When we first saw Kartograph, the map library created by […]

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Datawrapper 1.6

Yesterday we released the next version of Datawrapper: 1.6. This post explains some of the new features, we hope you like them. Inline editing of chart title, description and labels We simplified annotation of charts by supporting inline editing of chart title, description and labels directly in the chart. The changes are stored immediately. Using […]

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