TitlePerformance Comparison between Unity and D3.js for Cross-Platform Visualization on Mobile Devices
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2016
AuthorsKromer, L., M. Wagner, K. Blumenstein, A. Rind, and W. Aigner
Conference NameProceedings of the 9th Forum Media Technology 2016
Date Published11/2016
Keywordscomparison, d3.js, information visualization, performance, Unity3D
AbstractModern data visualizations are developed as interactive and intuitive graphic applications. In the development process, programmers basically pursue the same goal: creating an application with a great performance. Such applications have to display information at its best way in every possible situation. In this paper, we present a performance comparison on mobile devices between D3.js and Unity based on a Baby Name Explorer example. The results of the performance analysis demonstrated that Unity and D3.js are great tools for information visualization. While Unity convinced by its performance results according to our test criteria, currently Unity does not provide a visualization library.
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