Visualizations by type
Discover the best visualizations for your stories.
The following sections present the visualizations as they are organized on the Storyboards interface.
Column visualizations display data as vertical bars. They are best used for comparisons.
Column visualizations can have the following objectives:
- Display dimensions related to time (months, quarters, years, and so on)
- Display dimensions that represent age or ranges
- Show trends
- Display datasets with negative values
Bar visualizations display data as horizontal bars. They are best used for comparisons.
Bar visualizations can have the following objectives:
- Display dimensions that are not related to time (for example, products, projects, or countries)
- Display data that has long labels
- Rank data
- Show a large difference between the measure values
Line visualizations display information as a series of data points connected through straight lines. They best show changes and trends for periodical data over time.
Markers visualizations show data as a collection of points or bubbles (markers). Each marker has several values that determine its position on the horizontal and vertical axes. The markers can be displayed in different colors if an additional dimension is selected. Markers show various types of correlation in your data.
Area visualizations are similar to line visualizations, but the area between the line segments and the x-axis is filled with a color. They are best used for an overview of the data and not for exact values.