Slopegraphs in Python – Exploring Binning/Rounding

One of the last items for the 1.0 release is support for multiple columns of data. That will require some additional refactoring, so I’ve been procrastinating by exploring the recent “fudging” discovery. Despite claims to the contrary on other sites, there are more folks playing with slopegraphs than you might imagine. The inspiration for today’s… Continue reading

Slopegraphs in Python – More Output Tweaks

The best way to explain this release will be to walk you through an updated configuration file: { "label_font_family" : "Palatino","label_font_size" : "9", "header_font_family" : "Palatino","header_font_size" : "10", "x_margin" : "20","y_margin" : "30", "line_width" : "0.5", "slope_length" : "150", "labels" : [ "1970", "1979" ], "header_color" : "000000","background_color" : "FFFFFF","label_color" : "111111","value_color" : "999999","slope_color" : "AAAAAA", "value_format_string" : "%2d", "input" : "receipts.csv","output" : "receipts","format"… Continue reading

Slopegraphs In Python – colors, fonts & alignment

On the heels of last evening’s release of Slopegraphs in Python post comes some minor tweaks: Complete alignment control of labels & and values Colors (for background, lines, labels & values) — I picked a random pattern from Adobe’s Kuler A font change (to prove width calculations work) …and a new example slopegraph: As promised,… Continue reading

Slopegraphs in Python

(NOTE: You can keep up with progress best at github, but can always search on “slopegraph” here or just hit the tag page: “slopegraph” regularly) I’ve been a bit obsessed with slopegraphs (a.k.a “Tufte table-chart”) of late and very dissatisfied with the lack of tools to make this particular visualization tool more prevalent. While my… Continue reading