What is the name of this type of graph?

It shows the customer flow between mobile device manufacturers. Source: Deloitte report


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    $\begingroup$ Does it? I'm having trouble seeing what it is showing, and I posted another question in hopes of more detailed explanation than could be provided here. stats.stackexchange.com/questions/141027/… $\endgroup$
    – xan
    Mar 9, 2015 at 18:49
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    $\begingroup$ @xan +1 for questioning the actual informative value of the graph. $\endgroup$
    – Manuel
    Jan 23, 2017 at 21:09

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I didn't know before I saw your question but I remember that I saw such a graph in the d3.js gallery. This is called a chord diagram.


I saw this graph in some biological papers. It is called circos. Originally, it was proposed in this article:

Krzywinski, M. et al. Circos: an Information Aesthetic for Comparative Genomics. Genome Res (2009) 19:1639-1645.

  • $\begingroup$ From your link, it seems that Circos is the name of a package which can generate similar plots, not the name of the plot itself. $\endgroup$ Mar 8, 2015 at 18:13

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