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Data Visualisation

Heiko Jenal

Joined: Dec 06, 2011
Posts: 2
Hi everybody!

I hope this is the right place for my question. It´s the first time in this forum for me, so please excuse me if I´m doing something wrong.

For my Bachelor-Thesis i need a way to visualize time-based data in a graph or diagram. It should also be possible to show certain events in the graph. So I´m looking for a kind of timeline diagam where I can compare 2 or more different data-sets simultaneously.
The goal of my thesis is to create a webinterface in which I can choose between some sets of data (historical and/or current), then the data will be fetched from a database and eventually be shown in a timeline diagram. When I put the mouse over the diagram it should show a kind of toolip with the "event" that happened at the time I am pointing to (the information to this should also be in the database).

Do you have any suggestions for me? What should I search for (or where)? How can I prepare best for this topic?
I startet learning Java a month ago so my knowledge and my programming experience is quite basic.

Thanks in advance!
Ulf Dittmer

Joined: Mar 22, 2005
Posts: 42965
If I may strut my own stuff, check out the cewolf library (link is in my signature). Download the "cewolfexample" web app, and drop it into a servlet container of your choice (like Tomcat). Then look at the various pages to see what it can do, and whether that comes close to what you're looking for.
Heiko Jenal

Joined: Dec 06, 2011
Posts: 2
thanks, i will take a look at it
I agree. Here's the link:
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