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January 7, 2007 10:24 PM   Subscribe

A periodic table of visualization methods.
posted by fatllama (13 comments total) 20 users marked this as a favorite

 
Very cool. It would be nice if it had a bit more than just examples of some of the more complex methods (explanations of how they are constructed, common uses, etc.) but it's a good overview. Off to wikipedia for more info!
posted by papakwanz at 10:59 PM on January 7, 2007


So far this has been fascinating, I'd like to be able to print some of the more complex explanations but its really quite amazing.
posted by fenriq at 11:03 PM on January 7, 2007


What would be *really* interesting is if they mapped this "space" of isomorphisms well enough that they were able to propose a new un-invented candidate.

Sort of like the real Periodic Table or like Gell-Mann did with the Eightfold Way.
posted by vacapinta at 11:04 PM on January 7, 2007


seems kinda dated
posted by localhuman at 11:25 PM on January 7, 2007


You know what's missing from the chart? A box for the "Periodical Chart" model of Visualization.
posted by wendell at 1:55 AM on January 8, 2007


zing
posted by empath at 6:57 AM on January 8, 2007


Genius diagram! wow. Thanks for this excellent find fatllama.
posted by nickyskye at 7:30 AM on January 8, 2007


didn't see powerpoint, where should it go on there?
posted by bruce at 7:56 AM on January 8, 2007


haha, that's awesome! {shuffles off to make an argument slide}
posted by joecacti at 8:10 AM on January 8, 2007


I would have hoped that a website about visualization would have been organised in a more visually intuitive way, rather than just cramming a bunch of data into an organization that is designed for something else and has no relevance to what they are organizing.
posted by pombe at 9:33 AM on January 8, 2007


seems kinda dated

Agreed. Who else is dissapointed not to see a Sparkline element? Also, the amount of conveyed information clearly increases as one goes down the 2nd column---a direct correspondence to the trend of chemical activity in the alkaline-earth elements. However, I couldn't spot similar relationships in all the columns.
posted by fatllama at 11:07 AM on January 8, 2007


Couldn't help looking up "Chernoff Faces".
posted by of strange foe at 1:33 PM on January 8, 2007


I like it! Thanks!
posted by nj_subgenius at 4:47 PM on January 8, 2007


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