Data Visualization

This guide collects resources and tutorials related to data visualization.

The visualizations

Heat map



HeatMap of Lady Gaga fanpage. K2_UX Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic (CC BY-SA 2.0) .


Radar/ Spider chart


Sustainable Society Index 2010 - World. . Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported.


Venn Diagram

Venn Diagram. Corporate Finance Institute.


Parallel coordinates plot


A comparison of representations for discrete multi-criteria decision problems. (2013). Decision Support Systems 54(2):976-985. Available via Research Gate - Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported .


Arc diagram

Arc Diagrams in R: Les Miserables  in Visually Enforced (blog). Gaston Sanchez. .


Chord diagram


Passes between Lebron James and his LA Lakers teammates. NBA Regular Season 2019–20. LA Lakers Statistics Visualized Using Python Chord Diagrams. Saul Dobilas. in  How to use NBA API and Chord libraries in Python to analyze basketball statistics.


Non-ribbon chord diagram

Chord diagram of language difficulty. 


Tree diagram / Dendogram


Spirochete dendrogram.png.(2015). Rgarre4. Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International


My Acadian Ancestors - by author using


Network diagram

Network analysis of keywords. By author and friends using VOSViewer


Matrix Diagram



License Compatibility Chart.  Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 license. .


SWOT analysis

SWOT Analysis. Xhienne. Wikimedia Commons  CC BY-SA 2.5.


Node-link diagram 




Node-link presented with affiliated matrix diagram.

Haider, Johanna & Seidler, Patrick & Pohl, Margit & Kodagoda, Neesha & Adderley, Rick & Wong, B.L.. (2017). Figure 1. How Analysts Think: Sense-making Strategies in the Analysis of Temporal Evolution and Criminal Network Structures and Activities. Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting. 61. 193-197. 10.1177/1541931213601532. Available through ResearchGate.


Hierarchical Edge Bundle / dependency graph/circular hierarchy



Onorati, Teresa & Díaz, Paloma. (2016). Figure 2  Giving meaning to tweets in emergency situations: a semantic approach for filtering and visualizing social data. SpringerPlus. 5. doi:10.1186/s40064-016-3384-x. Available in ResearchGate . Image: Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International .


Hyperbolic Tree


Hyperbolic tree visualization of the dairy cattle information agency information agency in Organizing information for the agribusiness sector: Embrapa's Information Agency. Kleber Xavier Sampaio de Souza, Available in Research Gate .


Icicle / Partition Layer chart



Planning Text Transparent PNG. Available for download at subping.


Hive plot

Figure 6 The hive plot representation of health data by [YTL*16] showing four layers/axes: toxicity type (duplicated), material and particle size. in The State of the art in multi-layer network visualization. Fintan McGee et al. Available in Research Gate. .  Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International.