Book Chapter

Overview of the program Lexis 1.0

Andreev, K. F.
In: Heinzel, S., Plesser, T. (Eds.): Forschung und wissenschaftliches Rechnen, 107–121
Bericht der Gesellschaft für wissenschaftliche Datenverarbeitung 52
Göttingen, Gesellschaft für wissenschaftliche Datenverarbeitung (1999)


"Lexis is a graphic program designed to help you create publication-quality contour maps with ease. This software mainly addresses the need for visualization tools in demographic research arising from the analysis of demographic events on the Lexis diagram. However, it is not limited to this area of applications and can be used as a general tool for the visualization of large matrices… This program is named after the German demographer Wilhelm Lexis, who 1975 suggested describing the life course of individuals with the Lexis diagram…" (EXCERPT)
The Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research (MPIDR) in Rostock is one of the leading demographic research centers in the world. It's part of the Max Planck Society, the internationally renowned German research society.