Improved Identification of Data Correlations through Correlation Coordinate Plots

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Correlation, Correlation Visualization, Statistical Visualization

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Correlation is a powerful relationship measure used in science, engineering, and business to estimate trends and make forecasts. Visualization methods, such as scatterplots and parallel coordinates, are designed to be general, supporting many visualization tasks, including identifying correlation. However, due to their generality, they do not provide the most efficient interface, in terms of speed and accuracy. This can be problematic when a task needs to be repeated frequently. To address this shortcoming, we propose a new correlation task-specific visualization method called Correlation Coordinate Plots (CCPs). CCPs transform data into a powerful coordinate system for estimating the direction and strength of correlation. To support multiple attributes, we propose 2 additional interfaces. The first is the Snowflake Visualization, a focus+context layout for exploring all pairwise correlations. The second enhances the basic CCP by using principal component analysis to project multiple

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Proceedings of the 11th Joint Conference on Computer Vision, Imaging and Computer Graphics Theory and Applications - IVAPP, 60-71, 2016 , Rome, Italy