# How to visualize overlapping intervals?

I have an interval, say (1 to 100). Then I have many little subintervals:

• (3,6)
• (5,15)
• (4,78)
• ...

I want to plot and visualise them. I'm interested in how they overlap each other.

Q: What is the most appropriate data visualization tool for doing that?

• Are you looking for something like this? – Sven Hohenstein Jul 20 '17 at 8:19
• This is not really a statistical question. You might get better answers at Programmers.SE or Computer Graphics.SE or CS.SE. – Stephan Kolassa Jul 20 '17 at 8:56
• @StephanKolassa I don't realy thing that the sites are relevant for this question. – Tim Jul 20 '17 at 11:39

The most common approach is to plot it as lines with whiskers, like on the example below (I'm using here ggplot2 with geom_errorbar as described in here).