WolframLanguageData[{"ListLogPlot", "Plot", "ColorNegate"}, "Timeline"]

one gets information at what time and version a certain function was implemented:

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Show is a good idea as long as the functions were not introduced at the same time.

p1 = WolframLanguageData[{"Plot"}, "Timeline"];
p2 = WolframLanguageData[{"Sin"}, "Timeline"];
Show[p1, p2]

Here the function labels overlap:

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Do you have an idea how a larger set of commands can be visualized in one diagram?


functions = {"Sin", "Cos", "Tan", "Image", "ImageApply", "Array"};

How can I make a timeline (with Show or somehow else) with no overlap?

  • $\begingroup$ What have you tried? Have you tried Show? Do you know how to make a combined timeline from scratch using the raw data, or would you need help with that should no other solution exist? $\endgroup$
    – C. E.
    Dec 14, 2016 at 11:32
  • $\begingroup$ @C. E. see Update ... $\endgroup$
    – mrz
    Dec 14, 2016 at 12:47
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    $\begingroup$ Use something like WolframLanguageData[{"ListLogPlot", "Plot", "ColorNegate"}, {"DatesModified", "VersionsModified"}] then parse it out using TimelinePlot[Labeled[Interval[], ....] you can modify the spacing and like or use legends. $\endgroup$
    – Ramble
    Dec 14, 2016 at 16:02
  • $\begingroup$ @Ramble: Can you show the exact solution? $\endgroup$
    – mrz
    Dec 14, 2016 at 16:06

2 Answers 2



versionData=WolframLanguageData[{"ListLogPlot", "Plot", "ColorNegate","Sin"}, {"Name", "DateIntroduced", "DateLastModified","VersionIntroduced", "VersionLastModified"}]

partTimeLine = Partition[#, 3] & /@ versionData

TimelinePlot[Labeled[Interval[#[[2 ;; 3]]], #[[1]]] & @@@ partTimeLine]

You can then add in the version numbers in the same fashion. You will probably need to fiddle manually or use a legend to deconflict tiled labels. Or you can increase the partition to include the versions

partTimeLine = Partition[#, 5] & /@ versionData

Then change

TimelinePlot[Labeled[Interval[#[[2 ;; 3]]], #[[1]]<>ToString[#[[{4, 5}]]]] & @@@ partTimeLine]

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To label line and place version numbers at each end:

 Labeled[Interval[#[[2 ;; 3]]], #[[{1, 4, 5}]], {Bottom, Left, 
     Right}] & @@@ partTimeLine]

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  • $\begingroup$ This is a nice solution ... how would you show the version number? $\endgroup$
    – mrz
    Dec 15, 2016 at 9:23
  • $\begingroup$ Thanks. Edited it to include the version number. $\endgroup$
    – Ramble
    Dec 15, 2016 at 17:04
  • $\begingroup$ Or do the same as WolframLanguageData: TimelinePlot[ Labeled[Labeled[ Interval[{DateObject[{2003, 4, 28}], DateObject[{2013, 3, 1}]}], "a"], {"b", "c"}, {Before, After}]] $\endgroup$ Jan 20, 2017 at 20:47

I think GraphicsColumn is what you are looking for.

functions = {"Sin", "Cos", "Tan", "Image", "ImageApply", "Array"};
plots = WolframLanguageData[functions, "Timeline"];


  • $\begingroup$ I wanted to see everything in one timeline ... $\endgroup$
    – mrz
    Dec 14, 2016 at 16:56

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