These particular lineplots are called parallel coordinate plots.

Posted by Andrew on 13 July 2011, 4:30 pm

These particular lineplots are called parallel coordinate plots.

## Recent Comments

- Andrew on “Find the best algorithm (program) for your dataset.”
- Andrew on I refuse to blog about this one
- Justin on I refuse to blog about this one
- Peter Nelson on “Find the best algorithm (program) for your dataset.”
- dl on I refuse to blog about this one
- Andrew on I refuse to blog about this one
- AJ on I refuse to blog about this one
- Boris Barbour on What has happened down here is the winds have changed
- Diana Senechal on I refuse to blog about this one
- Lixiao on Beyond the median split: Splitting a predictor into 3 parts
- Justin on I refuse to blog about this one
- Lixiao on Beyond the median split: Splitting a predictor into 3 parts
- AJ on I refuse to blog about this one
- Nadia on Politics and chance
- Diana Senechal on I refuse to blog about this one
- AJ on I refuse to blog about this one
- Rahul on Cracks in the thin blue line
- R on Cracks in the thin blue line
- Anonymous on What has happened down here is the winds have changed
- Corey on Politics and chance

## Categories

I think what distinguishes a true slopegraph from a parallel coordinate plot is that in the former y-axis remains the same variable and scale. On the other hand, many of the "almost" examples from that link are really parallel coordinate plots.

I agree. I've appreciated them (lineplots, slope graphs, or "bumps charts") since Kaiser Fung redrew an Economist chart of birth ratios in Indian states:

http://junkcharts.typepad.com/junk_charts/2011/04…

Here's a resource for creating them in Excel:

http://www.databison.com/index.php/bump-chart/

Ben Fry’s Baseball Chart looks more like an art-museum-security-laser plot. Or, maybe that's the 'no association' condition.