Digital Tools



Voyant is a web-based text reading and analysis environment. It is a scholarly project that is designed to facilitate reading and interpretive practices for digital humanities students and scholars as well as for the general public.


Gephi is a free and open source visualization and exploration software for all kinds of graphs and networks. 


Vega is a visualization grammar, a declarative language for creating, saving, and sharing interactive visualization designs. With Vega, you can describe the visual appearance and interactive behavior of a visualization in a JSON format, and generate web-based views using Canvas or SVG.


VisualEyes is an HTML5 web-based authoring tool developed at the University of Virginia to weave images, maps, charts, video, and data into highly interactive and compelling dynamic visualizations. VisualEyes enables scholars to present selected primary source materials and research findings while encouraging active inquiry and hands-on learning among general and targeted audiences.

Graph Commons

Graph Commons is a collaborative platform for mapping, analyzing and publishing data-networks. It empowers people and organizations to transform their data into interactive maps and untangle complex relations that impact them and their communities.


DataBasic is a suite of easy-to-use web tools for beginners that introduce concepts of working with data. These simple tools make it easy to work with data in fun ways, so you can learn how to find great stories to tell.


Cytoscape is an open source software platform for visualizing complex networks and integrating these with any type of attribute data. 


iGraph is a collection of network analysis tools with the emphasis on efficiency, portability, and ease of use. igraph is open source and free and can be programmed in R, Python, Mathematica, and C/C++.

Data Illustrator

Data Illustrator is a research collaboration between Adobe Systems Inc. and Georgia Institute of Technology to create infographics and data visualizations without programming.

Tableau Public

Create interactive graphs, stunning maps, and live dashboards in minutes. Save your visualization to your Tableau Public profile, and share it anywhere on the web. Anyone can do it, it’s that easy—and it’s free.