High-D has been created with business professionals, researchers, and home users in mind, with the goal of improving explorative or communicative tasks involving structured data. It aims at providing the power of the parallel coordinates visualization technique in an easy and cost effective manner. Nevertheless, it comes with an extended set of features, including:

Data sources

  • Support for popular tabular and spreadsheet formats (Excel, OpenDocument, CSV, tab-delimited, Access, ...)
  • Direct connectivity to common relational databases (MySQL, Oracle, SQL Server, ...)
  • Interoperability with specialized applications (e.g. Microsoft Project)
  • Analysis of file system usage in a glimpse

Parallel coordinates

  • Alpha transparency to avoid overplotting
  • Curved parallel coordinates to overcome cross-over issues
  • Support for axis with categoritical values
  • Interactive reordering of the axes
  • Customizable scales with predefined alignment schemes
  • Embedded range slider for visual filtering
  • Many options to fine-tune the appearance of the display

Alternate views

  • Details on demand provided with popups and separate data table
  • Intuitive iTunes-like column browser to easily filter the data

User interface

  • Document-centric interface
  • Docking framework for flexible arrangement of the various panels
  • Detachable windows


  • Useful for small datasets already
  • Scales to 100'000s of data objects


  • Cross-platform: Microsoft Windows, Apple Mac OS X, and Linux supported
  • Deployable through the web as Java applet
  • OEM licensing options available
  • API to integrate High-D as a component in your Java application
  • Reasonably priced, most cost-effective parallel coordinates tool on the market!
July 27, 2016
High-D v. 1.0rc13 is available! You can download it here. It features many bug fixes and improvements. It comes bundled with a selection of example datasets.