Chart Types

Posts related to my documented research into the different charts types that I’ve discovered.

While I’m no longer updating the main page with new visualization methods, I’m still continuing to research into different chart types, which you can find in these posts below.

Chart Snapshot: Cycle Plots

A Graph used to visualise and analyse seasonal patterns within time series data.

Chart Snapshot: Jitter Plots

This graph provides a better view of overlapping data points by randomly jittering their position.

Chart Snapshot: Counts Plots

A variation of the Strip Plot / Dot Distribution Plot that plots circles of varying area size.

Chart Snapshot: Dot Distribution Plots

A plot that visualises the data distribution across multiple categories by plotting dots.

Chart Snapshot: Area Unit Charts

An axes-less variation of a Dot Plot/Unit Chart that organises units into groups to display quantities between categories.

Chart Snapshot: Dot Plots & Unit Charts

Visualisations that use dots or shapes to plot data points along a value scale.

Chart Snapshot: Cleveland Dot Plots

A simple visualisation that plots dots to compare the values of a variable across multiple categories.

Chart Snapshot: Correlation Matrices

A tabular form of data visualisation used for cross-examining multivariate data.

Chart Snapshot: Contour Plots

A visualisation method used to represent a 3D plotted surface onto a 2D graph.

Chart Snapshot: Chernoff Faces

A chart used to visualise multivariate data by assigning each variable to facial feature, which changes in proportion to the data values.

Chart Snapshot: Hex Cartograms

A variation of the Mosaic Cartogram that uses hexagons instead of squares to make up regions.

Chart Snapshot: Mosaic Cartograms

A data map where the regions are made up of square tiles, resembling a piece of mosaic art.

Chart Snapshot: Non-contiguous Cartograms

A type of Cartogram where the regions are resized based on a numerical variable, while borders’ shapes are preserved and not connected.

Chart Snapshot: Raisz Cartograms

A Cartogram variation where the regions are represented with rectangles sized in proportion to their values.

Chart Snapshot: Dorling Cartograms

A Cartogram variation where each geographic region is a circle, sized in proportional to a data value.

Chart Snapshot: Demers Cartograms

A Cartogram variation where each geographical region is represented by a square, with the area of the square proportional its value.

Chart Snapshot: Cartograms

A data map that distorts the geometry of geographical regions in proportion to the data value associated with that region.

Chart Snapshot: Area Bump Charts

A Bump Chart variation that displays the rank plus an additional quantitative variable changing over time.