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Issue No. 12 - Dec. (2011 vol. 17)
ISSN: 1077-2626
pp: 2223-2230
Hadley Wickham , Rice University
Heike Hofmann , Iowa State University
We propose a new framework for visualising tables of counts, proportions and probabilities. We call our framework product plots, alluding to the computation of area as a product of height and width, and the statistical concept of generating a joint distribution from the product of conditional and marginal distributions. The framework, with extensions, is sufficient to encompass over 20 visualisations previously described in fields of statistical graphics and infovis, including bar charts, mosaic plots, treemaps, equal area plots and fluctuation diagrams.
Statistics, joint distribution, conditional distribution, treemap, bar chart, mosaic plot.

H. Hofmann and H. Wickham, "Product Plots," in IEEE Transactions on Visualization & Computer Graphics, vol. 17, no. , pp. 2223-2230, 2011.
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