What is Taxonomy?

Data taxonomy is the classification of data into hierarchical groups to create structure, standardize terminology, and popularize a dataset within an organization. The closely related data taxonomy chart shows this hierarchy using boxes and lines, and limits the data shown to observation name and available attributes.

ata taxonomy charts look very similar to a number of data structure representations, including:

Tree Data Structure

A tree data structure can be defined recursively as a collection of nodes, where each node is a data structure consisting of a value and a list of references to nodes. The start of the tree is the “root node” and the reference nodes are the “children”. No reference is duplicated and none points to the root.


axonomy is plugin for grasshopper to manage taxonomic data structure.

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