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A family tree of graph types

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The graph lists 12 types of common visualization types, the data type they can represent, and the software which can be used to generate them.

The graph lists 12 types of common visualization types, the data type they can represent, and the software which can be used to generate them.

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  • 1. A Family Tree of Graph Types This visualization shows 12 types of graphs that are commonly used in information visualization. You can see an example of each type, what types of data it can hold, and using what tools you can use to create them. Continuous Data Hierarchical Data Discrete Data R Temporal Data Categorical Data Tableau Google Chart D3 Geographic Data Bar Chart Pie Chart Tree map Music Music Music Lit Politics History Maths 0 2 4 6 8 10 History Maths Maths 12 Box Plot Histogram 8 Choropleth 5 4 6 3 2 4 1 2 0 HIS MAT GEO LIB LIT Bubble Plot 0.2 0.4 0.6 0.8 Star Chart 6.0 Scatter Plot total 5 4.8 3.6 130 phys 15 5 env 110 2.4 105 1.2 100 0.0 0.0 2.5 3 psycho 5.0 5 social Nightingale Plot Stream Plot 6.0 20 4.8 TOR ATL 10 0 SEA CLE 110 130 Heat Map BIO EDU 1.2 0.0 0.0 105 COM 5 2.4 100 ART 15 3.6 95 MAT 2.5 5.0 POR NYK HIS HIS MAT EDU BIO COM ART Created by: Kai Li | http://kaili.us

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