[R] Visualising multiple temporal periods each with an associated value

Jim Lemon drjimlemon at gmail.com
Tue Aug 9 00:19:55 CEST 2016

Hi Loris,
This looks a lot like a Gantt chart with variable bar widths. I'll
check it when I have a bit of time and repost.


On Mon, Aug 8, 2016 at 6:12 PM, Loris Bennett
<loris.bennett at fu-berlin.de> wrote:
> Hi,
> I want to visualise temporal events as rectangles, one side of the
> rectangle being the length of the event, the other being the size of an
> integer variable.  The position of the rectangle along the time axis
> would be determined by the time of the even, the position on the other
> axis is essentially arbitrary. This would look like the graph in the
> lower right of the following image:
> http://apps.fz-juelich.de/jsc/llview/html/images/llview_snapshot1.png
> I can probably cobble something together in raw R to do this, but I
> assume that this kind of plot has a name and that there may already be
> packages to do this.
> Can anyone suggest what one would call this sort of plot?
> Cheers,
> Loris
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> Dr. Loris Bennett (Mr.)
> ZEDAT, Freie Universität Berlin         Email loris.bennett at fu-berlin.de
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