I'm having difficulty finding a promising OS X app for connecting to and visualizing data which resides in a MySQL database; it seems like there are various options for Windows, but not so much for Apple?

I'm hoping however that there are some gems that I just haven't discovered yet

I would like to be able to publish these charts to the web; I have heard of people using Excel for this, but I don't own Excel for Mac and I'm not sure if the same abilities are present in the Mac version of it

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    What package does what you need on windows? Since office 365 if free for a month and you can try it out quite readily. Also, unix based plotting is rich, free and well documented. Have a look at posts like this and packages like mathplotlib.
    – bmike
    Commented Jan 27, 2014 at 5:01

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OpenOffice and derivatives like LibreOffice and NeoOffice can connect to a MySQL DB using ODBC; and, once the connection is established, the spreadsheet component can use it as a data source.


There is R, with gui Rstudio, or tableau, but as @bmike says, depends on what exactly you want to do.


You can try out Ubiq. It is a web based data visualization tool for MySQL. It supports MySQL database on Mac.


You can go for Navicat for MySQL/Premium (Mac) and Sequel Pro. They can help you to connect and visualise your data.

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