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MARIMEKKO PLOT

The mekko plot is used to visualise categorical data over a pair of variables. In a marimekko chart, both axes are variable with a percentage scale, that determines both the width and height of each segment.

PLOT DETAIL

The plot is run twice,...

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...once for each period.

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SAVING THE PLOT

To save the plot as a PNG file, click on the small camera icon on the top right corner of the plot.

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OTHER OPTIONS

Open the expander under the 📊 Plot type drop down menu by clicking on the ➕ sign.

Additional options are available for selection.

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You can choose the dimensions you want to plot on the X and Y axes, and which metric to plot.

By default, the four top items in terms of total value are plotted on each axes, while the other items are aggregated together. The other items are summed together and plotted in light grey color.

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You can change the number of top items to plot for each axes, and you can choose to plot or not to plot the value of the other aggregated items for each axes.

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NEGATIVE VALUES

Negative values on the Y axis will be plotted as shown in the example below.

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Since negative values on the X axis cannot be plotted in a mekko plot, the negative values will be dropped and an error message will be shown.

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CHOICE OF COLOR PALETTE

You can choose one of the nine available color palettes. Six are inspired by Mekko Graphics, the other are default Tableau and PowerBi palettes, and a palette inspired from the IBCS examples.

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TABLEAU PALETTE

This elegant palette is both beautiful and functional.

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This bright palette contains clusters with distinct color separations.

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MODERN PALETTE

This fresh palette contains modern tones and stunning highlight colors.

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BLUE & GREEN PALETTE

This contiguous palette creates a bi-chromatic chart in cool subdued hues.

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KHAKI & DENIM PALETTE

This subdued palette great for complex charts.

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POLO PALETTE

This subdued palette is good for charts requiring contrast between segments.

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HEATING UP PALETTE

This bright palette is great for complex charts.

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POWERBI DEFAULT PALETTE

A lively, colorful palette.

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IBCS PALETTE

This functional palette minimizes the risk of confusion between colors .

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