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Stacked displays are tailored to present data partitioned in a hierarchical structure. The basic idea is to embed one coordinate systems inside an other coordinate system. [Keim, 2002]
In case of multidimensional data, the data dimensions to be used for partitioning the data and building the hierarchy have to be selected appropriately. An example of a stacked display technique is Dimensional Stacking. […] Other examples of stacked display techniques include Worlds-within-Worlds, Treemap, and Cone Trees.
- [Keim, 2002]: Daniel A. Keim, Information Visualization and Visual Data Mining, IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, 7(1):100-107, 2002.