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Questions about the use of illustrations to convey data. This is including but not limited to diagrams such as charts, maps, plots; and general graphics with underlying data.

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Visualizing data on a circle

I have a scalar function that depends on the phase position on a circle. If I were allowed to make an interactive 3D plot, I would embed the circle in 2 dimensions and use the third dimension to ...
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How to improve hemisphere diagram?

I had this image done some time ago in Adobe Illustrator and I saved it in .pdf because I need to put it into a .tex (LaTeX) file. The pdf file is avaliable in https://ufile.io/3tol20xu. How I can ...
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Can we store any dynamic date or time in Figma's variable?

I have been using Figma for my design since past 3 years now that that have there new update where we can add static number data in their variables. I want to store a dynamic date in it instead of a ...
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What is this kind of visualization called: lots of squares of different sizes arranged in a square/rectangular bucket

I've seen this on a couple of sites visualizing blockchains - the transactions in a block. Unlike a treemap the items are not from a hierarchy, represented by nested rectangles in the visualization. ...
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Choice of visualisation for timestamp instances

I have two lists of timestamps. Each of the lists look like this: ... 26/Nov/2023:21:19:57 +0000 26/Nov/2023:21:20:02 +0000 26/Nov/2023:21:20:23 +0000 26/Nov/2023:21:26:32 +0000 26/Nov/2023:21:46:17 +...
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How would you make something like this using illustrator?

How can I calculate the necessary transformations to construct circular path and maintain the pattern? Can anyone provide me with or reference to relevant resources? Thanks!
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How to visualize large assignment table in a static graphic?

A physical device has a certain amount of input and output pins in a block formation. Depending on which pins are active at any point in time, the device is in a certain action mode. Currently, the ...
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How can I set an arrowhead "back" from the end of a line?

I am drawing a graph (network), like this: I would like to be able to reposition my vertices (grey circles) without having to meticulously reposition all my edges. Here's what I've tried: draw the ...
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Infographic: Visualize total Increase despite procentual decrease

I have this infographic: As you (hopefully) can see, this is about traffic increase versus shifting in different modes of transportation. Now although the projection of car use in 2050 is decreased ...
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Advice on data representation

Not sure if this is the right place to post this type of question. Please let me know if not and if you have suggestions for where this might be a better fit. I am creating a figure which represents ...
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Equivalent of a bar chart when less is better

My team and I recently worked on a project to reduce the electricity consumption of our company's operations. Our biggest success is that we managed to divide by 3 the consumption of a system and ...
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Recolor shapes from an image

At scale, how can I recolor shapes based on the image they're covering? For example, if you had a picture of a map, and you wanted to recolor a bunch of stars laid over top of it. If you only had a ...
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How to view correctly only Luminance and Brightness in Photoshop?

After looking through the info that I report below I still wonder: 🤌 but in Photoshop what is the correct (or best) method to display only the Luminance of the colors while maintaining their ...
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Simple design for a list of two items with subcategories

I am scientist and I want to create a graphic/chart to display a list of two different star types with some subcategories (some subcategories also have subcategories). Is there some sort of design ...
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Why no vertical lines in tables?

Some publisher styles (APA, Chicago, SVMono Springer, …) require that tables contain no vertical lines (“unless [the lines] indicate the structure of the data” for Chicago). Why such a generic and ...
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Two colors whose shades are perceived as equally dark?

Currently, I use the two colors blue and black to visualize the degrees of severity in two variables X and Y denoting two opposites. In RGB I let black (for X variable) vary in the range (0,0,0) - (...
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Problem with how the data is represented in graphs

What are the problems with how the data is represented in the following graphs? What alternative plotting method can be used to better convey the information? For the ten states graph, I think it may ...
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What color scale to choose for a "heated" scatterplot?

I make a graphical R package which includes scatterplots as heatmaps. These plots show the data points of two variables on the x and y axis while colouring them with the values of a third variable. ...
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How to edit Excel charts in Illustrator?

I've created some charts in Excel and would like to touch them up in Illustrator as vector files. But whenever I copy/paste, or export/import as PDF, or export as PDF then convert to SVG then import, ...
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How to increase marker size in Illustrator Scatter Graph?

I'm very new to using Illustrator and have been trying to make some scientific graphs. I have a scatter graph here that looks alright, but the markers on the graph are just too small! To get the ...
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Flowchart layout connecting single data to multiple process in the flow

I have got a program in which same database has to be accessed multiple time and single data has to be used at multiple points. Proccess 1 uses raw data 1 and db 1. Process 2 uses results from process ...
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What is the visualisation in the picture called

While browsing online I found an interesting triangular visualization and was wondering if it has a name. The source of the image is https://www.studioterp.nl/carbon-taxes-a-datavisualization-for-...
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Which design programs can be used to import and edit data tables?

I am currently struggling to find programs that allow me to design data tables. I started with Adobe XD but none of the plugins for importing data tables worked. I tried other programs like Framer. ...
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How would you create these types of abstract data visualization / mathematical forms graphics?

See attached for images of the graphics I'm looking to emulate. I have 3 questions: What software would you need to make graphics in these styles? Could they be done in illustrator? Or would you need ...
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UI Design with Data Visualization

recently I got an invite to join a company that works with data. They asked me for designing different Data Visualization, but unfortunately, I don't have experience designing data. In my past, I just ...
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Colour maps for visualising sparse points against black background

I would like to visualise sparse 3D points against a black background. Each point is associated with a brightness value. I would like a colour map to display these points in a visually appealing way, ...
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Triangles with specific round corners

I'm working on a geometrical visualization project. The math stuff is done in Geogebra. Notice the smoothness of the lines. It all looks slick. When I export this project to svg and open in ...
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How to represent a compressor in dashboard

I am creating a web dashboard and want to display different sections of a compressor (oil or gas). Each section has a sensor that Check in/out of the flow of the content in the pipe. Green denotes ...
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How to Make a Beautiful Stacked 3D Plot

I am looking to make a plot where: Plot is composed of a group of 2D plots, stacked in 3D. The height of the line is indicated by the color. The mean of the wave of each plot is indicated by a dashed ...
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What software do you recommend for data visualization and graphing?

I've been doing some graphs in excel for academic purposes, but I've ran into 2 main problems: Excel doesn't have all the features I need Designing graphs in excel is a pain in the ass So I'm ...
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How do you create Arc/Rainbow Charts?

I have been hunting all over for a tutorial on how to build arc/rainbow graphs like the one in the picture. I'm confident that I could make paths line up with one another like that but I need a way to ...
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What are efficient, responsive and accessible workflows to create data tables?

I will soon have to design several data tables collecting text data to compare different tech services. I am therefore wondering what the best practices to make data tables are today. They don't ...
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How to show multiple years of line data for comparison

I am an analyst, and it seems that management is allergic to anything that's not a line graph, and have asked me to put the information into a line graph. Now I have all the information, but it ...
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How many different colours can I have in a data visualisation?

I've designed a (6x6) matrix of similarity values, where there are 10 different values. I want to assign color to the cells that the values are representing, where color signifies a certain value. ...
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Smart home design feedback

I would like some feedback for my design. It is in german because we are situated in a german speaking part of the world. Back story, it's a website which will guide a customer with smart home ...
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What is this type of graph/plot called?

I am creating a presentation for a school assignment and wanted to include a visual aid I have seen before; however, obtaining tips for designing it has been extremely difficult as I cannot for the ...
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What programs do designers use to illustrate reports' graphs and maps?

I am designing monthly and biweekly reports which have many maps and charts. For the maps, I am using ArcGIS but for the graphs, I am using Excel which I don't think it's suitable and doesn't fit my ...
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Color of an object as a Variable in Illustrator

Is it possible to have the color of an object as a Variable? In my particular case I want to change the color of a rectangle with my datasets.
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Is there an automatic tool that can crawl a live site and generate both a visual sitemap and single-page screenshots?

Is there an automatic tool that can crawl a live site and generate both a visual sitemap and single-page screenshots? I tried searching around and all I can find is Powermapper and Slickplan but ...
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What is the name of visual technic to draw line showing both velocity and accleration in 3d animation software

In several animating software such as Blender, source film maker,etc. ... , they visual the position of an object over time by pulsating line. Does that visualization technic have a name? Edit: In ...
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What is the name of this chart element?

What is the name for these vertical bands in this graph?
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How can I draw electrical circuits and export them in SVG?

This would be an example of the kind and quality of elements that I want to use, which I can't get if I were to draw it with Matlab: These circuits are supposed to be in my thesis which I'm writing ...
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How to vectorize a graph from a raster image

I have an image of a graph and want to redraw this graph in Illustrator. Full size image Is there any "trick" to do this? I am trying with the pen tool but it's very hard to reproduce that the fine ...
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Textual ways to represent percentage without numbers?

I am making an application which reminds users to take breaks at intervals (the user can set the interval). I’d like to give the user an idea of how much time is left until the break, but not give the ...
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What tools are used to create this Facebook Algorithmic Map? [closed]

Check the image below (original here). I want to create similar graphics (or map of Facebook Algorithmic factory). Which tools are used to generate these graphics?
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What's a good, free, program for creating graphs based on Excel data?

I let it slip to a friend that I took some GIS courses before, and he asked me to help him make graphs/charts for him. Being the good friend I am, I agreed, but only if he would buy me lunch. My old ...
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How to create a customized color cycle picture?

It is part of a university project visualize displacement of speckles between to pictures. To do that I use the HSV color room, so the angle of displacement is respresented by hue and the displacement ...
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Extracting vertex data of a 3D Model using 3D Modelling software

I know the title might sound a bit confusing but there is method in my madness. Firstly, the type of data i'm trying to extract is every position and angle of every vertex used to form the 3D Model ...
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How to set the data range for palette to map out color in gnuplot

I am using gnuplot. I would like to compare across different settings of the same type of data in a color plot using something like the following: plot 'pdratio' using 1:2:(abs($1)>0.3?$4:1/0) ...
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What software can create and annotate a 3D model's outline?

One problem perhaps eternal for the beginners: how to create and annotate an image like this one. The image contains hidden lines specific to a 3D body represented in the plan. If the software is ...
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