While browsing online I found an interesting triangular visualization and was wondering if it has a name.

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The source of the image is https://www.studioterp.nl/carbon-taxes-a-datavisualization-for-scientific-american/

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    Not sure if this has a name, but I have 0 idea what it's trying to show so I don't recommend using it. Apr 6, 2021 at 14:08
  • To add to @ZachSaucier point, among other things, there is the issue of not knowing wheter the number is represented by the size (i.e. length of a side) or the area of the shape. That is the difference between the median in your screenshot being half of the revenue square or a quarter of it. This alone makes understanding the relations between values unnecessarily hard, even if the rest was clear.
    – J.E
    May 3, 2021 at 7:12

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That's simply called an infographic, or chart.

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