A Tour through the Visualization Zoo
October 1, 2010 1:10 PM   Subscribe

A Tour through the Visualization Zoo. A survey of powerful visualization techniques, from the obvious to the obscure.
posted by AceRock (7 comments total) 19 users marked this as a favorite
Oh. Visualizations. Got ya.

I was expecting, you know... "Slide".

Especially with "zoo". I don't know. I was thinking "You're going deeper into your cave. And you're going to find your power animal..."
posted by Durn Bronzefist at 1:19 PM on October 1, 2010

Someone should play the "Matrix View of Les Miserables Character Co-occurrences" in a game of Life app and see if it persists.
posted by aught at 1:36 PM on October 1, 2010

Much cooler than the title makes it appear.
posted by reductiondesign at 1:39 PM on October 1, 2010

These are great! Thanks for posting. But I can't be the only one who thinks that nested horizon graph (Figure 1D, part 3) is utterly foolish. They may be increasing their data density, but it's at the expense of any sort of legibility or intuitiveness. They may well be "more effective than the standard plot when the chart sizes get quite small," but if it's really important to see the data, there's no excuse not to just make the plot area bigger.
posted by echo target at 1:51 PM on October 1, 2010

The R Graph Gallery has a lot of cool visualization examples too.
posted by chrisamiller at 3:33 PM on October 1, 2010

Isn't the matrix layout sort of a huge waste of space when the matrix will always be symmetric and therefore half the area will always be redundant?
posted by indubitable at 3:35 PM on October 1, 2010

In a similar vein, A Periodic Table of Visualization Methods.
posted by philipy at 8:58 PM on October 1, 2010

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