A Colored Dot Matrix Plot for Music Overview

Roel M. Hogervorst

2020/06/11

The Nightingale (The Journal of the Data Visualization Society) creates some very nice visualisations. I don’t like that it is done through medium, but the results are always interesting!

I came across this one Visualizing the movement of music genres. Author [Bo Plantinga(https://medium.com/@boplantinga) created a dotmatrix chart based on ranking of songs in the spotify charts in the Netherlands according to this principle:

Which leads to this:

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This made me think about the power of simple graphics like stem and leaf plots.

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