Bubble chart

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Show the relationships between three data variables by creating a Scatterplot with a third variable dictating size of the points in the plot.

Details

Like a Scatterplot, Bubble Charts use a Cartesian coordinate system to plot points along a grid where the X and Y axis are separate variables. However. unlike a Scatterplot, each point is assigned a label or category (either displayed alongside or on a legend). Each plotted point then represents a third variable by the area of its circle. Colours can also be used to distinguish between categories or used to represent an additional data variable. Time can be shown either by having it as a variable on one of the axis or by animating the data variables changing over time.

The potential for overplotting in a Bubble Chart is greater than for a Scatterplot where points may be plotted on top of one another since some points can be larger in a Bubble Chart.

Output

An example ouput image for the Bubble chart module is coming soon.

Parameters

Variable name Required Constraints Description
x_var Yes Column Input.

Decimal, Integer

The values of this column will mapped continuously to the x-axis of the plot.
y_var Yes Column Input.

Decimal, Integer

The values of this column will mapped continuously to the y-axis of the plot.
size_var Yes Column Input.

Decimal, Integer

The values of this column will be used to scale the size of the points. The values in this column will be proportional to the area of the circles in the plot
colour No Column Input.

Decimal, Integer, Text, Boolean, DateTime, Date

The values of this column will mapped to a colour scale for the plot. The points of the plot will be coloured depending on the values in this column. For categorical data like Text or Boolean, different, contrasting colours will be used for each category. For numeric data, a continuous colour scale will be used.

See Also

Updated on June 18, 2019

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