Data Visualization - Visual (or Mark)

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A visual is an object created from visual primitive that gets the value of its properties from the data.

See also: Visual Encoding



but also more elaborate: Chernoff face (Smiley,…)


Regular Text is not considered as a visual but the below typographic effect are

They are based on the Glyph usage (ie font, size)

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