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The homepage of Daily Radar [dailyradar.com], a seemingly very popular portal with male-oriented and US-centric content, features an interesting interactive stacked lined graph, visually similar to LastGraph, WaveGraph, MemeTracker, New York Times "Ebb and Flow of Movies and Tokyo: Right Now. Well, you know what I mean.

The graph shows the current trends over a spectrum of categories (e.g. music, technology, sports), and can be embedded in other websites, as you can see below. It is nice to see interactive graphs prominently featured on the very first page of large websites, in particular if they belong to the top visited of the web.

Via Data Visualization.

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A few weirdnesses, looking at your screenshot:
- The time scale at the bottom isn't linear; now, 12 hours, 24 hours, 48 hours -- that's 12, 12, 24. Yet in the graph portion, data points appear with the same regularity throughout.
- The splines used to smooth the curves look nice, but the derivative is 0 at every data point. It makes the graph more interesting than it really is; as Tufte might say, 1+1=3. The curves should be a lot smoother than they are; I wonder if this design was adopted because normal smoothing would cause havoc in a stacked chart, with upper and lower lines intersecting? (I haven't tried, I don't know.)

Fri 08 May 2009 at 2:52 AM
Philip Williams

The curves should be a lot smoother than they are; I wonder if this design was adopted because normal smoothing would cause havoc in a stacked chart, Sony NP-F330 Battery with upper and lower lines intersecting? (I haven't tried, I don't know.)

Tue 13 Apr 2010 at 7:32 PM
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