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Benefits & pitfalls: line chart

  • Line-charts imply that data is continuously changing. If your data is discrete you might consider a bar-chart instead.

3D Infographic

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This is an online application that presents backdated meteorological data from Augsburg, Germany. The tool combines the advantages of several static visualisations, such as tables, line graphs and bar charts into a streamlined display. The application is fully interactive and allows the user to look at the information from any angle she wants, literally.
Average rating: 6.4 (11 votes)

Annotated scatterplot with equality line

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Earnings between gender for range of jobs, with equality and 10/20/30% difference lines marked.
Average rating: 7.1 (7 votes)

Annotated tables and charts

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Presentation of range of visual outputs looking at the housing market. Analysis is annotated in order to help users understand the significance of what is being displayed.
Average rating: 5.3 (10 votes)

Bar line chart

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Chart comparing house prices to income for South East and England over a time period.
Average rating: 2.8 (4 votes)

Bar line trend chart with baseline

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Chart showing real GVA growth over time and output gap.
Average rating: 4.8 (4 votes)

Dashboard

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US housing market figures dashboard on data360.org.
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Data table with line chart

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Comparing total recorded offence trend within each CDRP within Leicestershire compared to the overall county trend.
Average rating: 6.3 (10 votes)
Visual types:

line chart, table

Effect plot

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Effect plots work by identifying high-order terms in a generalised linear model, a statistical technique. Once these terms are identified fitted values are derived and plotted for the relevant groups.
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Gap analysis

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Percentage of 16 year olds achieving 5+ GCSE grades A*-C, comparing Oxford DC and Brighton & Hove UA.
Average rating: 7 (5 votes)

Gap analysis chart with annotation

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Female life expectancy at birth, inequality gap 1999/2000 to 2004/05.
Average rating: 4 (2 votes)

Google Data Explorer

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This interactive tool developed by Google offers a large amount of data, ranging from databases on public debt in Europe (in the screenshot) to education statistics in California. It is fully flexible so the user can select can choose between line, char graphs and maps, as well as the contextual information to be displayed.
Average rating: 8.7 (3 votes)

Housing Infographic

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This infographic looks at changes in home ownership and renting over the century, in England and Wales. It also looks at important policies and economic events which impacted on ownership and renting over the period. There is a focus on changes in ownership and renting over the decade to 2011, where home ownership fell for the first time since 1918.
Average rating: 9 (1 votes)

Interactive line chart

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This is an interactive line graph that displays information about the unemployment rate in the US during the last 2 years in terms of ethnicity, gender, age and education level. Whereas this type of information can be displayed simultaneously using a contingency table, the line graph allows the introduction of time a visualisation dimension that allows to easy grasp of the changes and relative comparison with the desired population breakdowns.
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Visual types:

line chart

Interactive map and time series (Flu trends)

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This map presents an estimate of the intensity of the flu in 20 countries, compared with data for the last six years. The upper panel is a line graph showing the current and past trends of flu intensity by country. The lower panel is the choropleth map with the shading corresponding to the intensity of the flu. The innovative feature of this visualisation is the underlying method of estimation: the intensity of the flu has been approximated based on the number of internet based queries submitted during a certain period of time. Analyses of past data have shown that this method offers good predictions of real levels of the illness.
Average rating: 2 (1 votes)

Interactive time line tool

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The 'Who Had It Worse' Time Machine. A tool from Canada that allows users to select their graduating year and compare the financial situation against the graduating class of 1976 and see 'Who had it worse?'
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Interactive time series

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This visualisation offers some specialised information about a couple of economic indicators: cumulative percentage of change of some currencies against the dollar and the annualized percentage of change in exports. The information is displayed for six developing economies as a way to show the relationship between monetary policy (adopting floating currencies) and the change in the exports. It gives detailed information for each country in order to convey its message to a relatively specialized audience.
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Interactive timetric line chart

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Interactive chart showing user-entered data for Euro-GBP exchange rate.
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Visual types:

line chart

Interactive trend chart

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Percentage change in UK house prices over time for data from three sources.
Average rating: 2 (2 votes)
Visual types:

animation, line chart

Is the world getting better or worse? Interactive animation

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A set of visualisations telling the story twenty years on from the 1992 Rio Earth summit. Encourages users to review the evidence on a range of factors including population, life expectancy, child mortality, ecological footprint, poverty, hunger, food production, GDP, social change, life satisfaction, battle deaths and biodiversity, then decide whether the world is getting better or worse.
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Labour Market Infographic

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An infographic overview of the UK labour market including showing how both unemployment and employment can increase.
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Visual types:

line chart, pictorial

Language usage chart

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Charts the usage of certain phrases over time on historical and contemporary sources.
Average rating: 4.5 (2 votes)

Line area graph

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This visualisation presents the number of foreign high school students in the US in 2008 and contrast it with the number of US students going abroad. The total volume of students is represented by the area covered by the lines.
Average rating: 5 (6 votes)

Line chart

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The graphic shows the number of claimant of benefits in the UK, according to the statistics available for the Budget 2010. The three lines represent the overall number of claimants (in pink, secondary axis, people moving off unemployment benefits (in red) and number of people coming on (in black).
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Visual types:

line chart

Line chart with error limits

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Line chart showing actual teenage conception rates (green line) in comparison to trajectory (red circles), 1997 to 2010.
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Line chart: Curves

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This is an example of the use of a line chart to plot mathematical functions.
Average rating: 3 (1 votes)
Visual types:

line chart

Line graph

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The set of line graphs shows how demographics of students in American schools have evolved in the last two decades. Here, New York City schools is selected, compared with New York State schools (gray line).<br /><br />The blue and gray lines are almost parallel everywhere, which tells us that in terms of the change in demographic composition, New York City pretty much resembled New York State during this entire period. <br />However, in terms of demographic composition, rather than the change in composition, New York City schools are very different from the rest of the state, in that the proportion of white is lower by a third while that of minorities are much higher, especially black and Hispanic students.<br />State-wide (as well as city-wide), black and white students have been declining as a proportion while Hispanics and Asians have increased. <br />The extent of the change is immediately visible, Asians have jumped from 7% to 14% for example.
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Visual types:

line chart

Line graph with annual breakpoints, targets and trendlines

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Number in treatment, year on year in Halton compared with targeted figures.
Average rating: 2 (2 votes)
Visual types:

line chart

Line graph with converging lines

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Income before housing costs of a lone Parent with 2 children under 11 in private rented housing compared with gross earnings (by benefit type).
Average rating: 2 (1 votes)
Visual types:

line chart

Map and line chart showing Napoleon's retreat from Moscow

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Famous visualisation showing Napoleon's advance on Moscow (in brown), and subsequent retreat (in black). The x,y co-ordinates show the armies position over time, with the width of the line representing the size of Napoleon's army. The line-chart at the bottom shows the temperature during the retreat. Note the catastrophic crossing of river Stultienska on November 28th, with the temperature at -20 'Reamur' (-16 Celsius).
Average rating: 9.6 (42 votes)

Population projection

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This is a very rich infographic that combines several visualisation types: bubble chart, population pyramid, comparative line charts, a map, pie charts and it is additionally fully annotated. The picture itself is crossed by a line (without reference axis) that communicates the main message of the infographic: the rapid population growth experienced by the UK in recent decades. The supplementary charts display information about population proportions, population densities, age and gender structure, comparison between migration related and “natural” population change, fertility rates during the last 35 years and lastly population changes by government region during 2007-08. The display is very rich and is successful at grabbing’s the reader’s attention by offering an appealing combination of related data.
Average rating: 6 (3 votes)

Probability line chart

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Shows probability of defaulting on mortgage increase when amount owed surpasses value of property. 'Underwater' section shows loan-to-value ratio of more than 100%.
Average rating: 6 (2 votes)
Visual types:

line chart

Profile diagram

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Visualisation used to show the relative position of research objects. In the example there are four brands rated for several dimensions in a survey.
Average rating: 10 (1 votes)

Quantile regression

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A complex graph for presenting detailed population about population growth. It integrates other visualisation types: Histograms, representation of the quantile regressions, and boxplots for the residual values.
Average rating: 8 (4 votes)

Regional Observatory

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The West Midlands Regional Observatory summarizes information about several indicators across the region. In the screenshot, a comparative view of the proportion of people claiming Jobseekers allowance across the region
Average rating: 9 (1 votes)

Share line chart

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Chart showing the employment composition of the most employment deprived areas over time.
Average rating: 2 (1 votes)

Stacked line graph

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Renewable energy targets 2000-2016.
Average rating: 5 (4 votes)

Stream graph variation

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US Box Office data, showing takings and ranking each week. This visualisation is based on the data and original idea displayed <a href="/vis/id=282">here</a> but uses an alternative method to calculate and depict the areas on the graph.
Average rating: 6.3 (9 votes)

Timeline scatterplot

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Scatterplot is used to compare of driving habits and petrol prices. Each point in the plot is joined to the previous years point, with the drawn path indicating order in time.
Average rating: 7 (1 votes)

Tukey's hanging rootogram

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This visualisation is a variation of the concept of histograms, combining observed and predicted distributions in a simple way.
Average rating: 9.5 (2 votes)