Chart types

Numerous chart types are supported in the 1010data Insights Platform, including two-dimensional line, bar, pie, and bubble charts; three-dimensional scatter and surface charts; and chart types for visualizing financial data such as Kagi, Renko, and Candlestick charts.

When you first open the Visualize tab, the Histogram (1D) chart type is selected by default.

Figure: Chart type drop-down list

The chart type drop-down list allows you to choose the type of chart you want to create. After selecting a chart type, fields and options related to the chart type appear in the chart data, Interactions, and Settings sections. The available fields and options in these sections are dependant on the chart type selected.

Information about each of the different chart types available in the Chart Builder is provided below.

Histogram (1D)

A chart that shows the distribution of data using contiguous columns (bins).

The height of each bin, which represents a grouping of data, indicates the frequency of occurrence of that particular group within the given data set.

Histogram (2D)

A chart that uses bins of equal size to show the distribution of data.

The density of the distribution is indicated by the coloring of the bins.

Line

A two-dimensional chart that displays a series of data points interconnected by line segments.

Line charts can show the change in a particular variable over time and are often used to identify trends in data.

Scatter

A two-dimensional chart that plots a set of related values as a collection of individual data points.

Scatter charts are often used to show the non-linear relationship between variables. They help to visualize the distribution of data points within a particular data set and can help to identify any outliers.

Bar

A chart with either horizontal or vertical bars that proportionally represent the values of various subsets of data.

Pie

A circular chart that is divided into sections representing various subsets of data in relation to the whole.

Pie charts are used to show the proportional relationship between various subsets of data and are most effective when the number of subsets is relatively small.

A donut chart is a variation of the pie chart, with a blank center in the middle of the chart.

Bubble

A chart that displays each data point as a bubble.

The position of the bubble represents two dimensions of the data, and the size of the bubble corresponds to a third dimension.

Scatter (3D)

A three-dimensional chart that is often used to show the change in variables over time.

Scatter (3D) charts show concentrations of data points and patterns within a given data set.

Surface

A chart that displays a three-dimensional graphic of interrelated data points.

Surface charts use wireframes and shading to show relationships among the variables.

Candlestick

A chart that is typically used to illustrate the price movement of a security, currency, or derivative over time.

Candlestick charts consist of entries that use the candle "body" to represent the opening and closing price and the "wick" to represent the highest and lowest trades of the security on a particular day.

Kagi

A chart that shows the trend of a financial asset, irrespective of its day-to-day fluctuations.

The vertical lines in a Kagi chart depend on price action; horizontal lines connect changes in the direction of its movement.

Renko

A chart that uses "bricks" of a predetermined size to show the price movement of a stock or other financial asset.

A new brick is added when the price surpasses the top or bottom value of the previous brick. Because Renko charts are time independent, the time axis is not constantly spaced.

Point & Figure

A chart that consists of alternating green and red columns, which indicate the rising and falling price movements of a financial asset over a given date range.

The column changes when the price changes direction by a set value.

Line Break

A chart that is useful for detecting changes in trends for a particular security over a specified time interval.

A new line is drawn when the closing price exceeds the previous day's high or low. Consecutive green lines indicate a trend in higher closing prices; consecutive red lines show a trend in lower closing prices.