Sparklificator is a general open-source jQuery library that eases the process of integrating word-scale visualizations into HTML documents. It provides a range of options for adjusting the position (on top, to the right, as an overlay), size, and spacing of visualizations within the text. The library includes default visualizations, including small line and bar charts, and can also be used to integrate custom word-scale visualizations created using web-based visualization toolkits such as D3.


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Source Code:


P. Goffin, W. Willett, J.-D. Fekete and P. Isenberg, "Exploring the Placement and Design of Word-Scale Visualizations", IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics (Proceedings Scientific Visualization / Information Visualization 2014), vol. 20, no. 12, Dec. 2014.


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  • Pascal Goffin
  • Wesley Willett
  • Jean-Daniel Fekete
  • Petra Isenberg