Stacking Graphic Elements to Avoid Over-Plotting

  title={Stacking Graphic Elements to Avoid Over-Plotting},
  author={Dang Tuan Nhon and Leland Wilkinson and Anushka Anand},
  journal={IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics},
An ongoing challenge for information visualization is how to deal with over-plotting forced by ties or the relatively limited visual field of display devices. A popular solution is to represent local data density with area (bubble plots, treemaps), color(heatmaps), or aggregation (histograms, kernel densities, pixel displays). All of these methods have at least one of three deficiencies:1) magnitude judgments are biased because area and color have convex downward perceptual functions, 2) area… CONTINUE READING
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