Tag Archives: Sparkline

Europe’s Top-heavy Leagues

By | April 13, 2007

 Spanish Primera Liga (48%)  German Bundesliga (54%)  English Premier League (47%)  French Ligue 1 (47%)  Greek Ethniki Katigoria (6%)  Dutch Eredivisie (25%)  Italy Serie A (24%)  English Championship (29%)  Scottish Premier League (29% This doesn’t have a lot to do with technology, but it’s an excuse to play around with sparklines, Edward Tufte’s approach to feeding data into text in… Read More »

Sparklines, Charts Reduced to the Max

By | September 18, 2006

I’m a huge fan of Edward Tufte’s Sparklines, although I have to confess I haven’t used them as much as I should in this blog. Here’s a couple to illustrate what they’re all about: Wifi and media coverage. But the problem has been a shortage of tools to automate this. Here’s another, from Andreas Flockermann, founder of BonaVista… Read More »

Spark That Line

By | June 30, 2006

I’m a fan of sparklines, Ed Tufte’s graphical depiction within text of numerical data (it’s more exciting than I’ve made it sound). Here’s a couple of updates: First off, The Hardball Times is using them to show a month of scores of the major U.S. baseball teams: The bars are win (up) and loss (down). But also they’ve… Read More »

Catching the Spark

By | March 21, 2006

This is the week of hobbyhorses. I love sparklines though I’ve been very lazy in actually trying to make more use of them. Sparklines are simple little graphs that can pepper text to illustrate data. I went through a phase of using them a year ago on media coverage of technical stuff, the excessive online habits of Hong… Read More »

Coming To Your Phone Soon: Sparklines

By | June 8, 2005

For sparkline enthusiasts: The guys at Bissantz tell me their SparkTicker is now available for download, creating sparklines for Excel, Word, PowerPoint, HTML and information tickers: SparkTicker exports your data to both your personal ticker on your screen and/or a marquee you can post on a website, see the top of this page for examples. Download area SparkTicker… Read More »