Friday, December 13, 2013
Plots for Cyclical Patterns
A method that is new to me, in Stephen Few's Perceptual Edge blog: Cycle Plots. " ... A cycle plot is a type of line graph that is useful for displaying cyclical patterns across time. Cycle plots were first created in 1978 by William Cleveland and his colleagues at Bell Labs. We published an article about them in 2008, written by Naomi Robbins, titled Introduction to Cycle Plots. Here is an example of a cycle plot that displays monthly patterns across five years ... " Includes a link to an Excel template that I will try.