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Detective relationship charts

On cop shows, especially older shows, the detective(s) would often come up with a big chart involving thumb-tacking pictures of the suspects and victims, places of crimes, etc. to a big board in the "war room." They would often have yarn or string stretching from one picture to the next showing a relationship. After all the pieces were in place, they would circle their suspect with a black marker and cut to commercial. Is there a formal name for this type of chart or technique that is depicted in these cop shows? In general, where could I learn about how to organize complex sets of people, places, and relationships into an easy to digest chart? Many thanks!
posted by DB Cooper on Oct 9, 2013 - 12 answers

 

Ideal ranges in excel charts?

Displaying ideal ranges in the plot area of an Excel 2007 chart. Possible? [more inside]
posted by xyzzy on Oct 11, 2012 - 2 answers

Line graph of a range of possible rates?

Is there an accepted way to graphically represent rates when small sample data is anonymized? [more inside]
posted by BleachBypass on Jul 21, 2011 - 9 answers

Can't find a webpage about forming new habits

Can you help me find a particular webpage about developing new habits? [more inside]
posted by mismatched on Jul 2, 2011 - 9 answers

Does this investigative process have a name?

A law enforcement officer is investigating a case. The officer takes clues such as photographs and pieces of paper and pins them to a wall or cork board. Yarn or string is stretched between some of the pins to indicate a relationship between those clues. What is this investigative process or technique called? [more inside]
posted by Rob Rockets on Jan 9, 2011 - 19 answers

looking for a log of captain cooks voyages in the form of gps coordinates(log/lat)

i am looking for a log of captain cooks voyages in the form of GPS coordinates(log/lat) or similar. like this google user generated map, but with higher resolution if possible.
posted by yosh on Aug 22, 2010 - 9 answers

Is there a cartographic term for this?

Is there a cartographic term for this? [more inside]
posted by rahnefan on Mar 1, 2010 - 9 answers

A graph for all to see.

How do I get an Excel-generated chart onto Facebook? [more inside]
posted by ricochet biscuit on Feb 13, 2010 - 7 answers

Looking for a Fun/Interesting "Chart/Table of Distances"

I'm looking for a fun chart/table of distances (Heights, Lengths) to incorporate into a walking for wellness program. [more inside]
posted by lyam on Feb 4, 2010 - 7 answers

Rates of success?

Statistics question: is it possible to test sets of cumulative data for significant differences in rate? [more inside]
posted by rollick on Nov 4, 2009 - 9 answers

Grapher: How do I animate a parameter?

How do you animate a parameter in the OSX Grapher utility? [more inside]
posted by b1tr0t on Nov 1, 2009 - 3 answers

Excel Filter: How to make these bars wider?

How can I make the X units of an excel chart weeks instead of days? [more inside]
posted by squorch on Nov 6, 2008 - 4 answers

Can I make an Excel chart from only one column?

How can I create a chart in Excel 2007 showing the number of times a certain value occurs in a column? [more inside]
posted by niles on Oct 20, 2008 - 7 answers

Excel Help for Pie Graph of Frequency of Appearance of Values in a Column?

ExcelFilter: I need help creating a pie chart as a separate worksheet in Excel that counts how often values appear in a column and creates a pie graph based on that data. I'm stumped, I'm not using the right Google terms, and my company's help desk couldn't guide me through the process, either. (That sounds awkward, so I describe it more comprehensibly inside.) [more inside]
posted by WCityMike on May 19, 2006 - 9 answers

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