Linked Statistical Data (LSD) Sparkline

Inline-charts or sparkline are intended to be concise and located where they are discussed in the text. They are treated as datawords carrying dense information. Edward Tufte describes sparkline as small intense, simple, word-sized graphic with typographic resolution. For example, the GDP of Canada claimed by the World Bank Linked Dataspace is on the rise despite the market crash in 2008. This brief demonstration of Linked Statistical Data Sparkline, 1) compliments the supporting text without breaking the reader’s flow, and 2) provides an opportunity for the reader to investigate further by clicking on the data-line to access the source.

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