Ridgeline chart

Welcome in the ridgeline chart section of the gallery. Sometimes called joyplot, this kind of chart allows to visualize the distribution of several numeric variables, as stated in data-to-viz.com. Here are several examples implemented using R and the ridgelines R package

The ggridges package.

In term of code, a ridgeline chart is simply a set of many density plots. Thus, starting by learning the basics of density chart is probably a good idea.

Best examples

The gallery tries to find and show the best examples of ridgeline charts, and how to reproduce them. Here are some examples:

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