Using curves to enhance parallel coordinate visualisations.

Graham, Martin and Kennedy, Jessie (2003) Using curves to enhance parallel coordinate visualisations. In: 7th International Conference on Information Visualization, IV 2003. IEEE International Conferences on Information Visualisation (7). IEEE Computer Society Press, London, UK, pp. 10-16. ISBN 0-7695-1988-1

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This paper introduces a number of refinements to the Parallel Coordinates visualisation metaphor for multi-dimensional data. Firstly, the traditional set of poly-lines are replaced with a collection of smooth curves across the attribute axes, allowing individual data elements to be traced under certain limitations; normally impossible due to the ‘crossing problem’. Then the notion of spreading out points on axes with a few discrete values is introduced, which leads onto a simple focus+context technique when the user selects values on such axes.

Item Type: Book Section
ISBN: 0-7695-1988-1
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Uncontrolled Keywords: Visualisation; Computer graphics; Parallel coordinates; Multi-dimensional data; Smooth curves; Spreading-out points; Focus and context technique;
University Divisions/Research Centres: Faculty of Engineering, Computing and Creative Industries > School of Computing
Dewey Decimal Subjects: 000 Computer science, information & general works > 000 Computer science, knowledge & systems > 005 Computer programming, programs & data
Library of Congress Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA76 Computer software
Item ID: 3018
Depositing User: Computing Research
Date Deposited: 28 Oct 2009 12:47
Last Modified: 08 Jan 2016 09:46

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