Area or line chart value axes overlap to fit more in a space and add another visual aspect to the magnitude of peaks. Also known as: ridgeline chart, joyplot.
Tutorials and Guides
How to Make Frequency Trails in Excel
Also known as ridgelines, use the method to create a compact visualization where you can easily identify major patterns and outliers.
How to Make Interactive Frequency Trails with D3.js
Layering time series data or distributions with this method can change the feel and aesthetic versus a multi-line chart or small multiples. In some cases, frequency trails let you show more in less space.
Highest Education Level and Age Distributions
Education paths start to diverge towards the end of high school and after.
Shifting towards more hot days, fewer cold days
It keeps getting hotter around the world. Not every single day. But over…
Age shifts around the world
The world is getting older overall. For The New York Times, Lauren Leatherby…
Trendiest Baby Name Every Year Since 1930, in the U.S.
Baby names gain sudden popularity for various reasons. See how it's changed over the years.
Frequency trails in the snow
Same vibes pic.twitter.com/oXjhdwS3yW — Matt Blackwell (@matt_blackwell) February 7, 2022 This is a…
Daily Routine, 2020
After looking at how much time we spent on daily activities in 2020, let's look at when we spent our time.
Draw a ridgeline map showing elevation, for anywhere on Earth
Ridgeline charts or frequency trails use parallel lines that overlap on the fluctuations,…
When People Find a New Job
Looking at the 100 most common jobs people switched to, a timeline comes into view when we adjust the relative switch rates by age.
Growth of Subreddits
As of September 2018, there were 892 million comments for the year so far, spread out over 355,939 subreddits. Here's how it got to this point, and "what the internet has been talking about" during the past 12 years.
Measuring the varied sentiments of good and bad words
There was a survey a while back that asked people to provide a…
Frequency trails chart explainer
Frequency trails, or currently better known as joyplots, is a visualization method to…