Introducing Loupe

Today, I am introducing a brand new data visualization library called Loupe. Although It is small, only 12K minified 4K gzipped, it still has lots of power! It is capable of data transformations, animations, complex visualizations, etc. It will work on any modern browser and because of its small size is perfect for mobile development.

A little more about data transformations. The basic premise is that you tell loupe what shapes you want to draw, then you provide it with a set of data, and finally tell it how you want to transform the data and the shapes. You can specify which fields on the shape should be transformed (and or animated) as well as define static properties. Loupe has an expressive and declarative api.

Loupe is extensible and built for plugins. I have already provided two plugins, one for drawing pie charts and one for drawing area charts.

Loupe is still in alpha so there are likely to be bugs especially while I build up the test suite. But it will soon enter beta (by sometime in October).

Enough talk here are some pictures (click on the pictures to see the live examples).

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