I am looking to reproduce a diagram similar to the below, but I am at a loss for a good way to do so - not least because I do not know what the diagram type is called.

The following is an example from a paper:

Example of diagram

I have found this earlier question about a similar (but not identical) diagram, where the answers suggest:

  • Binary heat map: The closest term I have found, but looking for tools to produce heat maps give results that are more focused on contiguous colour fields, not tabular matrix-representations. I would like to produce a diagram where it is clear that neighboring fields are not necessarily closely related.

  • Comparison chart: Seem to refer to charts similar to those comparing plans for online services. Appears to be too general of a term to be useful.

As such I do not feel that they answer the question.

I would much appreciate any suggestions for tools that can produce such diagrams, whether LaTeX based, standalone, or otherwise.

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    $\begingroup$ It's a heat map -- and it's not even binary. There are at least three possible values shown for each cell. $\endgroup$
    – whuber
    Dec 12, 2022 at 19:17


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