|Quilt Plot from PLOS One|
If you have missed the uproar over Quilt Plots and whether or not they are Heat Maps, well, you have then missed the uproar over Quilt Plots and whether or not they are Heat Maps. It has been uproarious. But you may not know that the literature pre-anticipated this uproar and many already developed alternatives, even if they did not know it. And here are the top ones.
In "Prediction of gene function by genome-scale expression analysis: prostate cancer-associated genes" by Walker et al. they report the development of a method "we call Guilt-by-Association (GBA)." Unfortunately, and amazingly, there are NO FIGURES IN THE PAPER. Fortunately, lots of other people have done similar GBA methods. A figure from one such study is below
|A Guilt Plot|
Alas even though some people now call these Eisengrams, they certainly should have been called Guilt Plots. And that is what I am renaming them.
Not much to say other than this is simply visionary:
Jorge Dubcovsky at UC Davis just won the Wolf Prize. What did he win it for. Wheat Maps of course. Like this one from a Genetics paper in 1996.
If only someone had thought to make maps of seating arrangements in different facilities, like stadiums, or planes, they could have been famous. Oh well.
I love meat maps. They are just awesome. And here are a few good ones. And each should be trademarked in some way
|Meat Map from Grist|
|An App of Course|
|The Meat Map of the World|
OK. I don't really know what reflexology is but the "feet maps" here are cool to look at.
See this one.
Many different kinds here. This one is nice
|A Wilt Plot|
Of course there are so many more maps and plots that are on par with quilt plots that I could go on like forever. I may post more - stay tuned. This is just exciting stuff.