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Area Blocks

Use of rectangle height and width to represent and compare two attributes. OECD Environmental Outlook

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Area Graph

X-axis shows multiple tracks to compare which feared phenomena generated the most published stories. Information is Beautiful

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Bilateral Histogram

Distribution of the population of two variables. The length of the bar represents the frequency observed per interval. Wikipedia

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Block Diagram

A mathematical algorithm organized with inputs that lead into a processing block which leads to a derived output. Mathworks

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Brain Mapping

Maps the various paths in our brain's communication network. Used to track movement and connections between regions. AMNH.org

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Bubble Chart

Visual indication of which category, shown as a circle, by size has the largest impact on a topic. Information is Beautiful

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Bullet Graph

Combines a single, primary measure and compares that measure to one or more other measures. Wikipedia

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Candlestick Chart

Combination of a line and bar chart; line represents the highest and lowest points during while the bar represents start and end points. Stock Charts

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Choropleth Map

Color/pattern represents predefined areas proportional to statistical data where the goal is to compare between enumeration units. Wikipedia

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Circular Area Bar Chart

A circular object divided to show the percentage of an attribute across different points in time. BBC Blogs

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Circular Calendar

Circular arrangement of time as it tracks to observations with measured markers along the rings. Robs Link

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Concentric Circles

Mapped against a timeline, the circle size indicate various numeric values. wwnorton

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Confidence Intervals

Provide a range of plausible values for an unknown parameter, the estimated range is calculated from a given set of sample data. Health.gov

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Connected Bubble Chart

Display of 4 variables against an x and y axis. Size, color, saturation and connected path of the bubbles all have meaning. Specific values are also presented to the viewer as additional detail. Tulp Interactive

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Corrgrams

Multivariate statistical matrices that uses two visual techniques to show sign and magnitude. Datavis

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Decision Tree

Descriptive means for seeing possible consequences and calculating conditional probabilities. Wikipedia

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Delaunay Triangulations

Computational geometry that maximizes the minimum angle of all the angles of the triangles in the triangulation. Mathworks

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Dendogram

A tree diagram frequently used to illustrate the arrangement of the clusters produced by hieracrchial clustering. Gaston Sanchez

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Dial Chart

A circular chart that shows an amount, typically in %, in relation to the whole. Designify.me

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Donut Chart

Similar to a pie chart, the arc length of section is proportional and when combined represents the total amount. Visual.ly

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Dot Clusters

Each dot in the circular cluster represents a unit of measurement used to indicate which entity has the largest cluster. TD Architects

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2-D Table

Arranagement of data into rows and columns with the condition that the coordinates of each row and column produce a unique value. Science Direct

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Fan Genealogy Chart

Organized and split by gender and inheritance, each identified person is connected by their corresponding maternal and paternal parents. Melick

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Flight Path

Tracking seasonal movements of species around the globe. Animated visualization shows the flight pattern as the weather changes across the northern and southern hemisphere. Ethlife

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Flow Network

Directed graph shows volume so that each edge has a capacity and each edge receives a flow. source

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Gant Chart

Method to track a schedule of grouped activities with breakdown of the activities, dependencies among activities, and percentage complete. Wikipedia

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Haplotype Blocks

A haplotype is a group of genes, which is inherited together by an organism from a single parent. PNAS.org

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3-D Histogram

A bar chart with an X, Y and Z axis that tracks the frequency of occurances within a defined interval. Mathworks

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Hive Plots

Also referenced as a dendogram, frequently used to illustrate the arrangement of clusters by hierarchy. Its Been Real

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Horizon Graph

A space effective times series chart that introduces contour color bands to indicate an increase or decrease in values. Perceptual Edge

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Isotype Table

Organized set of symbols in a table. Each symbol is used to represent a unique entity and unit of measurement. Interactive Isotype

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Isopleth Map

Each bounded area in this type of map represents a region with the same value from conceptual point data to reveal overall trends. Blogspot

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Isometric Projection

A 3-D diagram that displays individual locations, the hierarchical structure and overall organization across each section. Mappa Mundi

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Layered Tree Map

Method to navigate through various levels of related data by using tree map views to represent quantity. Mundi

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Likert Scale

Specifies a range of values or ratings that applies to a single collection of criteria. Wikipedia

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Mapping Trends

The use of arrows as vectors across various regions indicates a change in direction and change towards a different party. Infographics News

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Multi-level Pie

Display grouped data, depicted by concentric circles as related to from center to outer most layer. Relationships between levels is readily available. Data Visualization.ch

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Organizational Chart

Shows hierarchy and relative ranking of individuals by connecting individual entities to each other based on their position in the organization. Wikipedia

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People Garden

A method to display online conversations an individual creates communicating time of post, number of responces, height shows the amount of time the individual has been on the board, and here to edit text. MIT Media

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Polar Area Diagram

Each angular slice is equal and indicate difference by length of sector as it extends from the center of the circle. Wikimedia Commons

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Pie Chart

A circular object divided into multiple polar segments. equal to 100 percent, while each segment stands for the magnitude of one particular variable. Wikipedia

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Quiver Plot

Also known as a velocity plot, the quiver plot is a method to show vector fields as arrows. Mathworks

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Radial Matrix

Coordinate system with two variables, organized along radial lines to display color coded data. Information is Beautiful

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Research Networks

Network of publications where the node represents a research entity and the size represents the amount of publications. Additional details on selected item are shown adjacent. Max Planck Research

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Route & Schedule Map

A transportation network of connected nodes that indicates both time and location. Visual Complexity

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Sankey (Alluvial)

Width of lines shows proportional flow of data from one point to the next. Scoop it

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Sequence Sunburst

Grouped data shown in percentage of frequency along a navigational path. Bl.ocks.org

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Slide Ruller

Calculator that derives an answer by physical manipulation. Circular and linear designs track various scales and show correlations. Eyrie Org

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Sparkline

Displays an increase or decrease of one variable over time with a defined start and end date/time. Compact time lines meant to be used in conjunction with text. Edward Tufte

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Spectrogram

A method to show a spectrum of signals as they evolve and vary over another variable. Wikipedia

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Spiral Chart

Spiral representation of time with an equal unit of time measurement per bar. Robs Link

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Subway Map

A transportation network of connected nodes used to indicate options to change path and direction. Visual Complexity

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Temporal Spectrum

Calendar view with representative color tiles used as units to specific numeric values. Datavis

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Thread Arcs

Visual indication of connected/related conversations. Each individual node represents a subject line. Visual Complexity

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Tree Map

Organized data into sets of nested rectangles to indicate associations. Information is Beautiful

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Voronoi Diagram

A method to divide the points on a page into regions so that each region shown the closest point on the plane for a given set of points. Wikipedia

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Word Network

A connected set of related words or phrases based on a predefined association or context. Data Interfaces