Supplemental interactive graphs and data tables for The Rise and Fall of the Note: Changing Paper Lengths in ACM CSCW, 2000-2018

Now with bonus 2019 data!

By R. Stuart Geiger, UC-Berkeley Institute for Data Science

This is a supplement to a paper to appear in Proceedings of the ACM on Human-Computer Interaction (PACMHCI) as part of the ACM's 2019 conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW)

You can see more data, code, and documentation on this paper's GitHub repo, but this page is for graphs and figures that require fancy javascript magic to render, hence the separate site.


  • Interactive data table (note: takes some time to load & search)
  • Data in CSV format
  • Data dictionary / variable descriptions
  • Interactive figures

    Note: Hover over a data point to show more info, although there is no way to make a label stick. These figures are dynamically resizable based on your browser window. You can interact with the graph to zoom and pan by drawing boxes and dragging the graph, as well as through the buttons at the top-right.

    Box+swarmplots by year

    Note: all plots have a combined boxplot (showing 95th, 75th, 50th, 25th, and 5th percentiles) and swarmplot (plotting each individual paper as a point) by publication year.


    Software used

    In addition to the many software tools described in the paper, these web visualizations are made possible using the specific libraries (and their extensive dependencies):