is a view of the Standard and Poor's 500 from November 2005 to November
2006. This image was created with Line
Graph Explorer. Each pixel row
is a different stock in the S&P 500 and time runs left to right
from 2005 and 2006. The data has been normalized and
hierarchically clustered to group similarly performing companies.
The title "Still Image"
is a pun referring to the similarity of this display
with the style of Clyfford
Still (1904-1980). Still was one
of the leading artists in the
Abstract Expressionist movement.
Still tended to have his striations running vertically, but the basic
feel is very similar. For comparison consider this painting: