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A streamgraph

A streamgraph, or stream graph, is a type of stacked area graph which is displaced around a central axis, resulting in a flowing, organic shape.

Streamgraphs and their use were popularized by Lee Byron[1] in a February 2008 New York Times article on movie box office revenues.[2]


  1. ^ Byron, Lee; Wattenberg, Martin (November–December 2008). "Stacked Graphs – Geometry & Aesthetics". IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics. IEEE Computer Society. 14 (6): 1245–1252. doi:10.1109/TVCG.2008.166. ISSN 1077-2626. PMID 18988970. Retrieved 24 July 2012.
  2. ^ Matthew Bloch; Lee Byron; Shan Carter; Amanda Cox (23 February 2008). "The Ebb and Flow of Movies: Box Office Receipts 1986–2007". The New York Times. Retrieved 24 July 2012.

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