Steve Makofsky links to some new data visualization components from MS Research. I told Duncan about this today and he started to drool...

MSR Data Visualization Components

Wow- looks like Microsoft

Research has released

a set of Data Visualization Components (scroll down to 'Data Visualization

Components') for .NET that includes:

Bubble Chart Generator / Control:a set of points displayed as bubbles

in an x-y coordinate system.Piano Roll Control:a spreadsheet-like display of numerical data.Spire Chart Generator / Control:a collection of bubbles. Each bubble

has a start date and an upper/lower flag that determine where the bubble is drawn,

and a size metric that determines the size of the bubble.Thread Tree Generator / Control:a hierarchy of nodes with the following

characteristics: The tree has one root node, Every node except the root node has a

parent node, Every node has zero or more child nodes, Every node except the root node

has a metric value that determines its sort order.Time Series Chart Generator / Control:a time series chart that can

display multiple time series, each with its own color and glyph style.Treemap Generator / Control:a rendering of hierarchical data as

a set of nested boxes.