I have had some luck in the past with radial graphs, so I changed the code slightly to position the nodes around the centre, in clockwise chronological order. Here we see just 2 years of data. I really liked what started to happen here with the lines – this one has a kind of drunken-spirograph effect.
These images document progress in my latest attempt to visualize data from the NYTimes API. These images are chronological, and show the evolution of this small project as it progressed over the course of a day.
This project was built in Processing, v. 1.0
You can find out more about these and other newspaper visualizations on my blog: blog.blprnt.com