Category Archives: Data Visualization

Bertin extended to text (pt 2)

Bertin created a hundred visualization variants of a dataset. I created a dozen more: all text-based. Continue reading

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Album de Statistique Graphique

The Album de Statistique Graphique is a set of annual publications of data visualizations in France in the late 1800’s. I first heard about them from Michael Friendly a decade ago and have always been on the lookout to find … Continue reading

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Using Font Attributes with D3.js

Most of the typographic visualization examples on this site are created in D3.js, usingĀ  SVG. There are tons of examples of D3 on the web used to create bars, dots, etc; but not many online examples where font attributes are … Continue reading

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Text in Visualization – thesis on-line

You can now find my full thesis on-line. Instead of reading the whole thesis to learn about the design space of text in visualization, you can find a two page overview that summarizes the entire thesis on page v-vi: The … Continue reading

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Word Stems Visualized

In this blog there have been many posts of words visualized where differences are accentuated and encoded using bold, italics, underlines, etc. But what if you want to visualize the similarities? Stemming is a basic task in a lot of … Continue reading

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Why history matters in data visualization

In any thesis or academic peer-reviewed paper, positioning your work in context of prior research is paramount to show your unique contribution and how your work “stands on the shoulders of giants”[ref]. My recent PhD thesis goes beyond the typical … Continue reading

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Microtext Line Charts: Sample Code

I’ve presented Microtext Line Charts a number of times. There is a lot of interest and a lot of questions. Questions are generally two flavors. How do you implement this? What happens if: there are more data points in the … Continue reading

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