One of the reasons is the core idea of trying to understand or depict what could be potential patterns or areas of interest in a dataset w.r.t its attributes. However I do agree on your point of the limitations of static figures\media. Would be great if you could share some alternatives in case you might have come across any? Some frameworks like D3.js do try to address some of these problems but we still do have the same issues when it comes to analyzing more than 3–4 dimensions together.

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