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MOTION PLOT

The motion chart shows three metrics (typically price, units sales and revenues) in a Gapminder-like graph. It requires a Date column in the dataset.

PLOT DETAIL

A pair of plots is generated for each dimension.

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By selecting a period in the select period cursor the chart will change and show the values at that point in time.

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By clicking on a legend value you can highlight that value on the charts.

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SAVING THE PLOT

To save the plot as a PNG file, click on the small circle to the right of the legend, and select "save as PNG".

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The saved chart will preserve the highlighted choice.

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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 which metric to assign to the x and y axes, and which to map as bubble size.

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

Values can be plotted in absolute value, as a % of total dataset, as a % of total dataset after filters, or as a % of the result row. The last two options only make sense if you plot a result row.

Resampling data means aggregating time series by a new time period. For instance this chart has monthly values, one data point per month. Therefore the period selector shows 36 periods.

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We could resample it bi-monthly to get one data point every two months.

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After hitting Submit the period selector shows 18 months and each frame represents the sum (or average if we are talking of the price metric) of two periods.

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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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CIRQUE PALETTE

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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