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Visualizing Graph Data by Corey L. Lanum

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Chapter 9. Dynamic graphs: how to show data over time

This chapter covers

  • How to present data when it has a date/time element
  • What to do with data that changes over time
  • How to deal with graph elements that contain durations

So far, one of the major themes of this book is that although static graph visualizations are good, interactivity is far better. Allowing for interaction with graph visualizations offers an additional element that significantly enhances the user experience and the ease by which viewers can gain valuable information about the data contained in the graph. In a sense, those interactive graph visualizations are dynamic in that the user can control what they’re seeing by laying out the data differently or applying filters. ...

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