Custom Parallel Coordinate

I saw this cool parallel coordinate chart in the Guardian on the heptathlon in the Rio Olympics. Displaying multi-variate data is tricky. A traditional parallel coordinate chart is some times difficult to read with the high number of overlapping lines. This new approach, which I have re--created with 2017 Madden ratings data in Tableau, allows you to see every point on parallel axes and then view the relative position of each point for a selected player. The correlation between variables is not as immediately apparent but it is easier to see a specific data point across variables.

1 comment:

  1. Wow - this is a really cool parallel coordinate and some great techniques! Love the applied hover effect and how focusing on top 3 is made easy and intuitive! It took me a little time to figure out the varied bar heights. Creating an extra dummy header there would allow for narrowing the columns thereby making their heights more distinctive - just an idea:)