According to wikipedia:

A small multiple (sometimes called trellis chart, lattice chart, grid chart, or panel chart) is a series of similar graphs or charts using the same scale + axes, allowing them to be easily compared. It uses multiple views to show different partitions of a dataset. The term was popularized by Edward Tufte.


Andy Kriebel shows how to create small multiple line charts:

Blog posts

Andy Cotgreave wrote this back in 2011, in his days:

Ryan Sleeper‘s “Tableau 201” series includes this guide to creating small multiples without modular arithmetic:

Ben Jones tackles small multiple maps:

And there’s a comprehensive post on here:

Rody Zakovich wrote a post detailing how to create a “modified” Trellis / small multiple chart, using calculations to control and stagger the positioning of data points:

Example workbooks

Examples of this chart type are everywhere! A couple I’ve bookmarked over time include Ramon Martinez‘  “Trends in Adult Body-Mass Index”:!/vizhome/FourDecadesofPrevalenceinAdultBMI/TrendsinFourDecadesofBMIcategories

Corey Jones‘ creative application of small multiples is well worth downloading – lots of techniques at play here:!/vizhome/ChildWell-Being/Grid_1

Chris Love created this in August 2016:!/vizhome/GCSEResultsDay/Results

Rody Zakovich uploaded this story point driven guide to creating dynamic small multiple charts :!/vizhome/DynamicPanelChart/DynamicPanelChart

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