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11. March 2016


Edward Tufte introduced Slopegraphs in his 1983 book The Visual Display of Quantitative Information. He describes them as “compar[ing] changes over time for a list of nouns located on an ordinal or interval scale”.

This example recreates Tufte’s original chart. Getting the labeling correct is a little tricky so it makes a perfect example of something that belongs in a layout.

Layout source code: d3.slopegraph.js

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