The motion chart shows three metrics in a Gapminder-like graph. It requires a Date column in the dataset.
The plot is generated for the chosen dimension.
By selecting a period in the select period cursor the chart will change and show the values at that point in time.
The bubbles can be shown with or without labels.
It is possible to filter a specific class of bubbles.
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".
The saved chart will show the chosen period.
Open the expander under the 📊 Plot type drop down menu by clicking on the ➕ sign.
Additional options are available for selection.
You can choose which metric to assign to the x and y axes, and which to map as bubble size.
You can change the number of top 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.
We could resample it bi-monthly to get one data point every two months.
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.
It is possible to annotate charts with lines, rectangles and circles. It is possible to modify the shapes and move them around, and delete them.
Hover and click on the "draw line", "draw circle" and "draw rectangle" icons on the menu bar on the upper right of the chart.
Draw and edit your shapes.
ADD PLOT MESSAGE
It is possible to add a message to the chart, in the style suggested by the IBCS standard.
Add your message in the text box, one chart at a time.
Once you have finished writing the message for a chart, click on the 🚀 Submit button.
Your message will appear above the chart title.
The downloaded image of the chart contains the message.
The chart title is set on three lines: the first line contains the reporting unit ("who"), the second line the business metric ("what") and the third line the time period ("when").
You can adjust the position of the title, the message text and the horizontal line by moving them around with the mouse.
CHOICE OF COLOR PALETTE
This elegant palette is both beautiful and functional.
This bright palette contains clusters with distinct color separations.
This fresh palette contains modern tones and stunning highlight colors.
BLUE & GREEN PALETTE
This contiguous palette creates a bi-chromatic chart in cool subdued hues.
KHAKI & DENIM PALETTE
This subdued palette great for complex charts.
This subdued palette is good for charts requiring contrast between segments.
HEATING UP PALETTE
This bright palette is great for complex charts.
POWERBI DEFAULT PALETTE
A lively, colorful palette.
This functional palette minimizes the risk of confusion between colors .