Thanks to the foundation project dex.js, multiples couldn’t be easier! dex.js takes an approach that allows for pluggable framing or partitioning of a dataset via grouping, permutations, combinations or whatever slicing and dicing algorithm you can think of. It then provides a configurable gridster based layout.
The nice thing about this implementation is that you can move them around and even resize them to your liking. This functionality is now available on GitHub and will be part of the upcoming 0.9.0.1 minor release of Dex and dex.js.
The following section illustrates a number of them in action. Click the image to view a live version.
The following multiples visualizations view the same dataset in different ways. They show Births per 1000 people vs Deaths per 1000 people over a number of years. Each multiple is partitioned by country.
The next set of visualizations visualize the relationship between U.S. Presidents, their political parties and their home state. Each multiple is grouped by party.