Archive for April, 2010

Tuesday, April 27th, 2010

Next in “Better know a visualization”: parallel coordinates

Another great overview of a visualization technique by Juice Analytics—this time the misunderstood parallel coordinates. I particularly like the clearly written “What problem does this solve?” section of these posts.

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Friday, April 23rd, 2010

US Income Tax Brackets visualization

I really like this visualization of the US Income Tax Brackets for 1910-2010 (click on the image to the right to get a bigger image). It shows a lot of information in a manner that can be easily used for multiple types of analysis. It uses color well, i.e., using a simple sequential scheme. It […]

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Monday, April 19th, 2010

Better know a visualization: small multiples

Juice Analytics is running a series of “Better know a visualization” posts about different types of visualizations focusing on practical considerations about using the technique like what problem it solves and what to watch out for when using it. Several examples are also shown. Up first: small multiples, also known as trellis charts, lattice charts, […]

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Monday, April 12th, 2010

Infographics critique

Phil Gyford has a funny critique of the overwhelming number of infographics that are now available on the internet. I suppose there is always bound to be “bounce” effect when a new technique is encountered, i.e., a lot of people using an exciting new technique when something simpler like a sentence or a small table […]

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Friday, April 2nd, 2010

Command line interface to xkcd website

This was an April Fool’s joke yesterday, but today it is pure awesome-ness.

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