A Treemap Chart Pie
After his recent early chart pie attempts, Ben Shneiderman has now achieved the ultimate in chart pie baking: a treemap chart pie.
In case you're wondering about the significance of this momentous achievement: treemaps were Ben's idea.
Just as before, I'll just let Ben explain this one. I can't top his puns, anyway.
HI Robert, I finally got around to making my next pie... and this one is a treemap pie! Made with apples and pears.
Which makes it a pear-ified tree-mapple pie! (Groan!)
I'm not sure this is up to the level of quality for your blog, but maybe you'll find some clever way elevate the discourse.... maybe with a crusty pun, a slicing jibe, or an overbaked quip.
I wish I could offer you a slice... Ben
There's actually quite a bit of pie-engineering that goes into this sort of pie to keep it from drying out. Since the pie is round and a treemap square (or at least rectangular), I had suggested he try a Voronoi treemap – maybe a project for the future?
Ben's chart pies have pushed me to finally buy Eugenia Cheng's How to Bake π (see the glowing review here). It's a bit too late for VIS this year, but perhaps somebody wants to organize a visualization bake-off next year?
Posted by Robert Kosara on October 20, 2016.