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Network And Sankey Diagrams In Python And R

Tony Hirst has a roundup of various R and Python packages which build network charts or Sankey diagrams:

Another way we might be able to look at the data “out of time” to show flow between modules is to use a Sankey diagram that allows for the possibility of feedback loops.

The Python sankeyview package (described in Hybrid Sankey diagrams: Visual analysis of multidimensional data for understanding resource use looks like it could be useful here, if I can work out how to do the set-up correctly!

Sankey diagrams are on my list of dangerous visuals:  done right, they are informative, but it’s easy to try to put too much into the diagram and thereby confuse everybody.