ex - permutation matrix

permutation matrix

Bertin's sortable bar charts for the display of multi-dimensional data


  • Allows arrangements to transform initial matrix - can rearrange rows/columns to reveal information of interest.
  • Visual comparison of data to reveal or prove insights.
  • Custom organization of data help communicate insights with efficiency.
  • Work flow:


  • Results for US Presidential Election Sorting into chronological order reveals a pattern (image 2) and ordering the into three regions shows a clearer picture (image 3) ![]

  • Reorderings of the Character-appearances Network in Victor Hugo's "Les Miserables"

  • Heat Map

  • Hotel Occupancy Within Two Years Highlighted bars represent a value above a certain threshold. Indexing is arbitrary.