Which graph do you prefer?

To the left (top on mobile) a 3D-graph is shown, created with our AnRep3D generator. To the right (bottom on mobile) the same data is presented in a series of traditional Excel-graphs (yes, we know: Excel can add "depth" to your graphs by adding a third dimension, yet this depth is as meaningless as the width of a bar-graph).

For both graphs the same dataset was used and therefore the same amount of information is presented. Yet it is much harder to draw conclusions from the traditional set of bar-graphs. With more and more data coming in, we have to use the third dimension to visualise our data!

What is AnRep3D?

The (free!) AnRep3D generator is able to convert a set of numbers in .csv-format into a 3D-graph in HTML5, so it can be viewed in a normal web-browser. The generator itself is a rather concise Java-app, that will run independently (Java can be downloaded here for free).

The name AnRep3D was chosen as it is the abbreviation of "Annual Reports presented in 3D". Reading a single annual report, it is easy to understand a couple of relevant values from e.g. the balance-sheet and the profit & loss. However, comparing several companies over a range of years at once is complex, as the traditional graph to the top-right shows clearly. That's where 3D visualisation comes in and helps to analyse complex patterns in a visual way. The human eye and its related parts of the brain are a very powerful analytical instrument! As a matter of fact AnRep3D offers what is called "visual mining".

Below two clickable images are shown, leading to different examples of 3D-graphs created with the AnRep3D-generator.

The 3D-graphs will open in your web-browser. for manipulation of the 3D-image see instructions below the screenshots.

Although we are talking about 3D-graphs, it's actually a collection of 3D-graphs in a plane, so more like 5D. However, that would be a confusing term! For a more comprehensive description of the power of AnRep3D read or download our white-paper. It is in pfd-format and although screenshots are in, the real 3D-graphs (.htm-files) have to be viewed in a web-browser separately. The related package of 3D-graphs is availabe in a .zip-file, to be downloaded. Please tell us what you created with the generator!

Oil & Gas companies

Click at image to open the real 3D graph in a browser.

To manipulate real 3D graph: zoom = click right button and move mouse, rotate = click left, hold button and move mouse, translate = double-click in graph. Restore the original position by using the browser's refresh-button.


There is also a video of a 3D-graph available, if you prefer.



FAANG

Below is a short youtube-video, visualising financial information (Revenue, Profit, Equity, Total Assets and Total Liabilities) of the FAANG companies (Facebook, Amazon, Apple, Netflix, Google/Alphabet).

Companies in different industries

Click at an image to open the real 3D graph in a browser.

To manipulate real 3D graph: zoom = click right button and move mouse, rotate = click left, hold button and move mouse, translate = double-click in graph. Restore the original position by using the browser's refresh-button.refresh-button

Automotive

The 3D-graph shown as an animated gif to the top is a recording of the real 3D-graph showing financial parameters of a series of automotive companies between 2012 and 2017. Click the image below to see the real 3D-graph.

Automotive

To manipulate real 3D graph: zoom = click right button and move mouse, rotate = click left, hold button and move mouse, translate = double-click in graph. Restore the original position by using the browser's refresh-button.