Suppose, for each person in the female population, the set of ages at which the female gives birth to a child, with possible multiplicities, varies.

So, if for each female we collect a tuple of (birthgiving age, number of born children at that age) elements, and order the birth events by birthgiving age, we end up with data that lives in a multidimensional (that looks almost infinite, but, in practice is finite (except, possibly, for jellyfish, which have the potential to live forever, perhaps, also, reproducing (forever)), space.

Assuming we have this data for the world population (for instance, this could be humans, but could be other animals as well),


what is the best way to plot such a data set?

I am looking for something like a histogram in multidimensional space.

Maybe I need a plot that moves as I drag my finger around the plot, on my smartphone.

What is the best way to visualize the frequency of the data at hand?


EDIT: please migrate my post to the statistics stack exchange, if more appropriate there. Else post some suggestions, of either, responsive, data images, or even on how to generate or code such responsive data images in something like a statistical package that supported generating images that could be viewed in an Android phone, or perhaps, even something done in Adobe Animate.


As a plus, it would be helpful to also have a time axis, in order to support viewing data changes to such data set, as snapshotted, in different years of world time.

It would also be good to be able to filter the results so that they only showed up for females that had reached the specified age, which could be a menopause age or earlier, thus, displaying, the complete set of children or children up to an age.

This post is in response to an effort to investigate some issues to do with livestock, on the veganism and vegetarianism stack exchange, after someone posted against me in support of dealings with problems to do with carbon emissions (which, may, or may not exist, but, I am unsure of how to check or deal with such data, at, the same time, offsetting other problems such as diversity loss or global workforce contribution downturn, or, what ever, else, I might want to investigate (starting from such data, for humans, and animals, and perhaps also trees, which, each year, give many fruit). There may also be issues with redundancy avoidance, as that can lead to social problems, but it is always good to prey, get involved, work for the better and greater good, and contribute.

I hope I have not exasperated you with my thought, but it's something students exposed to issues to do with carbon emissions would consider (also, at the same time, considering all sources of carbon emissions, not just the ones from breathing and farting). There may also be changes to climate and the environment issues.

Having some light on everything would help understand how such problem is or can be managed.

Perhaps there are several websites that deal with this while offering visuo-spatial paintings (or, videos).

There are probably already many out there, but it would help to have sites that helped us understand any current plans, if any.

I am particularly interested in the issue of well-being, and global well-being, even across humans and animals. And in it's sustainability.

In fact, this is my current area of focus in what I would like things to come down to, in all honesty, feasibility, and global well-being.

This is something many talk about. Being able to visualize this data, properly, once and for all, would help.


This is an issue I have been trying to avoid, because it is hard enough to manage to reproduce, and be happy. Perhaps, this is why students, tend, to avoid, wanting to think about this issue, and, this perpetrates, again, in adults (when they are older, at least, for, some of them, like me).

I think this would be true for many others, and people fight to have a good life with their children, and, at the same time, a life that is in harmony, with the world, and the world, that, encompasses, their families, and, the people they care about, ..., even, including, everyone, that surrounds them.

All in all, it seems that while data about carbon emissions is data that can be manipulated and presented at will, data about likes and dislikes about family configurations is probably not.

This is something that could provide a wealth of experiences, but looking at saying, or recommending, what might produce a yielding, is something of everyone's concern.

In any case, I am nobody to say what others should think or do.

All in all, there is no reason why we cannot offset carbon emissions using trees.

  • I didn't downvote your question but it is certainly out of scope here. I'm not sure if the question can be technically migrated to CrossValidated. Even if it is, people who can migrate it have to be sure the question won't be closed there. It isn't evident to me your question will be accepted on CV, as in its current state it seems to lack focus on the visualization issues. Now you could simply copy-paste it on CV and see what happens. However I'd urge you to summarize much more the context you're giving, even if it's in general valuable to have some context.
    – J-J-J
    May 15 at 8:32


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