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Browser data visualisations

Usefulness: 🔧
Novelty: 💡
Uncertainty: 🤪 🤪 🤪
Incompleteness: 🚧 🚧 🚧

General javascript drawing

If you want to do SVGs, snap.js is a modern SVG library by the author of raphaël.js.

Javascript statistical/mathematical graphing

See plotting on the web.

3D visualisation

3D seem the browser is convenient and somewhat performant. More convenient, than Processing. And you can do 3d dance parties in the browser, which is a pretty thorough test.

Two common options use OpenGL ES, the mobile- and browser- friendly option.

Everything supports lense flare, which is the main thing.

For desktop apps and a larger OpenGL subset there is a desktop option, Plask which seems to be some kind of particle-system-friendly, macOS app, with spurty development but nifty potential.

Handy tools

Weird art toys