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.
A pair of plots is generated for each dimension.
By selecting a period in the select period cursor the chart will change and show the values at that point in time.
By clicking on a legend value you can highlight that value on the charts.
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 preserve the highlighted choice.
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, 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.
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.
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 .