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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: Demers Cartograms

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

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Chart Snapshot: Cartograms

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

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Chart Snapshot: Area Bump Charts

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

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Chart Snapshot: Bump Charts

A visualisation that shows how the rankings of different categories or entities change over a time period.

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Chart Snapshot: Trail Bubble Charts

A variation of the Bubble Chart that shows the progression of data points over time by displaying a trail of past bubbles.

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Chart Snapshot: Box-Percentile Plots

An improvement over the traditional Box Plot that provides a more informative display of the data distribution shape.

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Chart Snapshot: Variable Width Box Plots

A variation of the standard Box Plot where the width of the box is proportional to the size of the group or data subset being represented.

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Chart Snapshot: Radar Box Plots

A combination of a Radar Chart and a Box Plot that enables the comparison of multivariate data across multiple classes or clusters.

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Chart Snapshot: Notched Box Plots

A variation of the classic Box Plot used to display the data distribution while emphasising the median.

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Chart Snapshot: Functional Box Plots

A Box Plot variation used to explore and analyse functional data.

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Chart Snapshot: Beeswarm Plots

A visualisation that plots data points in a way that resembles a swarm of bees to show data distribution.

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Chart Snapshot: Beanplots

Looking at a visualisation used for comparing univariate data distribution between different groups.

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Chart Snapshot: Barcode Plots

A chart used to visualise the data distribution across multiple categories by plotting short stripes

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Chart Snapshot: Dumbbell Plots

Exploring this visualisation used to illustrate changes between two points in time, conditions, or groups.

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Chart Snapshot: Variable Width Bar Charts

Let’s look at this Bar Chart variation that utilises the width of the bars to visualise an additional variable.

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Chart Snapshot: Triangle Bar Charts

A Bar Chart variation that instead uses triangles as a more novel aesthetic.

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Chart Snapshot: Diverging Bar Charts

Looking at this Bar Chart variation used for visualising contrasting data series.

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Chart Snapshot: Curved Bar Charts

A visually dynamic twist on the traditional Bar Chart.

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