Francis, Brian and Pritchard, John (1998) Bertin, Lexis and the graphical representation of event histories. Bulletin du Comite Francais de Cartographie (156). pp. 80-88.Full text not available from this repository.
After first examining the issues in visualising individual event histories, a description of a new method for viewing such data is given. The technique displays an event history as a pencil-like multi-faceted object in three-dimensional space, with changes of state being represented by changes in colour, texture or height along the length of the pencil. Viewing a single history allows a detailed examination of an individual's life events, and allows the relationship between changes of state in many variables to be examined. The extension of these ideas to viewing populations of event histories is then described. The Lexis diagram provides a suitable paradigm and is used to position the pencils in space. The resulting graphical representation is closely related to the ideas of Bertin, but with some important differences.
|Journal or Publication Title:||Bulletin du Comite Francais de Cartographie|
|Additional Information:||Paper is online at the URL given|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||visualization ; event histories ; timelines ; lexis ; bertin|
|Subjects:||Q Science > QA Mathematics|
|Departments:||Faculty of Science and Technology > Mathematics and Statistics|
|Deposited By:||Prof Brian Francis|
|Deposited On:||22 Mar 2007|
|Last Modified:||07 Jan 2015 16:00|
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