Circos can be used to turn tables into images. Transform boring tables into informative and visually compelling data graphics! And, do so quickly with the online version of Circos.
In this approach, the table's columns and rows are represented by segments around the circle. Individual cells are shown as ribbons, which connect the corresponding row and column segments (more details).
The tableviewer utility, is bundled with Circos (in the tools/ directory) and is used to parse a tabular file into input and configuration understood by Circos. Circos is then used to draw the image.
Large tables can be effectively visualized in this way. Below is an example of a 54x14 table from a publication in Genome Research. This example is the first case a paper used Circos to illustrate a table.
The online tableviewer utility allows users to upload their tabular data and generate online visualizations. Below are mockups of some of these user-created images.