To plot, simply hit the 🚀 Submit button once the data is loaded.
You can select your plot with the 📊 Plot type widget.
The 📊 Plot type menu will show the plots that can be run with your dataset. For instance, the "Timeline" plot option will only be shown if the dataset has a Date column.
The ➕ Plot 📊 options widget allows you to select the parameters of the plot you have chosen. Once done hit the 🚀 Submit button again.
The look and feel of our charts is due to IBCS , a set of best practices for consistent business communication that defines rules on how to structure reports, presentations and dashboards. Best-practice techniques such as IBCS ensure reports and charts are unambiguous and communicate information effectively. Consistency is also key; what looks the same means the same, making communication and interpretation easier.
The IBCS standard advocates for the use of a consistent color code in which red is "bad" and green is "good". Therefore a year-on-year decrease in sales would be shown as red, while a decrease in costs would be shown as green. Actual, measured, data is displayed in charts as a solid dark grey fill. Measured data of previous periods is displayed as a solid light grey fill. Plan, expected, data is display as white outlined.
For instance, using this approach it is immediately clear that this chart compares the previous year to the current year...
...while this chart compares Plan to Actual.