Evaluating the Impact of Binning 2D Scalar Fields

  title={Evaluating the Impact of Binning 2D Scalar Fields},
  author={Lace M. K. Padilla and P. Samuel Quinan and Miriah D. Meyer and Sarah H. Creem-Regehr},
  journal={IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics},
The expressiveness principle for visualization design asserts that a visualization should encode all of the available data, and only the available data, implying that continuous data types should be visualized with a continuous encoding channel. And yet, in many domains binning continuous data is not only pervasive, but it is accepted as standard practice. Prior work provides no clear guidance for when encoding continuous data continuously is preferable to employing binning techniques or how… CONTINUE READING