Dataviz of the week, 22/2/2017

Frank Harrell suggested this rather nice plot of multiple continuous variables. It’s part of his ‘rms’ R package which does some kind of linking to Plotly. I’ll have to look into it properly. There are mini sparkline-ish histograms on top of one another, and note the little lines under each x-axis: those show the location of whatever location & spread stats you want. The nice features are:

  • compact
  • easy to compare
  • doesn’t hide the data
  • shows the stats too


Note the chartjunk font; it would be great if someone extended this just a little to have the under-spikes as well.


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