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Visualizing Data

Just as data.world users can query data directly on the platform, they can also visualize data without leaving the platform using our Chart Builder tool.

If you'd like to use a different tool for data visualization (e.g., Tableau, Excel, R, Python etc.) jump ahead to our documentation on Integrations .

Users can access the Chart Builder tool from a few locations:

From a dataset

  • Click "View" in the upper-right hand corner of a file. This will open a project workspace.

From a project workspace

  1. Select a file from a connected dataset, if one isn't already selected

  2. Click the arrow next to "Open in app" and select "Open with Chart Builder". This will open a new window with the data automatically uploaded into the chart builder tool

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Chart Builder comes with two options for creating and modifying charts: a Visual Builder and a Vega-Lite Editor. The easiest way to use it is to create your initial chart on the Visual Builder tab and then switch over to the Vega-Lite Editor to make any changes outside the scope of the Visual Builder. See the Vega-Lite website for more information.

Tip

You can find more information about using our Chart Builder tool in our Data Visualization with Chart Builder article.