“Prefuse is a set of software tools for creating rich interactive data visualizations. The original prefuse toolkit provides a visualization framework for the Java programming language. The prefuse flare toolkit provides visualization and animation tools for ActionScript and the Adobe Flash Player.”They have some nice visualizations on their gallery. I hope to soon use this tool kit on some projects on my job.
Bellow is the screenshot of one of the projects which had used Prefuse:
This particular screenshot is from the project:Voyagers and Voyeurs: Supporting Asynchronous Collaborative Information Visualization by (Jeffrey Heer, Fernanda B. Viégas, Martin Wattenberg) . Following Fernanda B. Viégas and Martin Wattenberg web sites, I've discovered that both worked on the Many Eyes project for IBM. Perhaps, Prefuse is the ancestral of Many Eyes... ;-)
As is in Fernanda's web site, she is also a Brazilian, from Rio. As I'm a Brazilian to, is always good to know about other Brazilians doing science.
Another ideia is to implement the prefuse flare with the lib ming, using C, C++ or PHP.