Arc diagram


An arc diagram is a special kind of network graph. It is consituted by nodes that represent entities and by links that show relationships between entities. In arc diagrams, nodes are displayed along a single axis and links are represented with arcs.

Arc diagram with R or Javascript

Contrary to python that is not of much help to build an arc diagram, R and Javascript both offer built-in functions to make them. R will be more adapted if you're a data analyst and are happy with a static version. Javascript and thed3.js library offers more customization and interactivity options, but comes with a steeper learning curve and a lot of line of code. Pick your flavor!



Here is an arc diagram showing the relationships between researchers. One node is drawn for each researcher having published at least one paper with my previous supervisor, Vincent Ranwez. Two researchers are linked if they co-authored at least one paper together. Read more about this dataset here.

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Contact

👋 This document is a work by Yan Holtz. Any feedback is highly encouraged. You can fill an issue on Github, drop me a message onTwitter, or send an email pasting yan.holtz.data with gmail.com.

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