A Critique of Slopegraphs
13 Pages Posted: 19 Mar 2014 Last revised: 7 Sep 2014
Date Written: September 5, 2014
Slopegraphs are a popular form of graphic depicting change along two axes by means of a connecting line. The critique here lists several reasons why interpreting the slopes may be misleading and suggests alternative plots depending on the goals of the visualization. Guidelines as to appropriate situations to use slopegraphs are discussed.
Keywords: visualization, slopegraph, parallel coordinate plot
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