Discover the Bubble Chart Visualization

The 'bubble chart' allows you to see at a glance how numeric variables relate to each other.

When to use it:

  1. To see relationships among data points

  2. To display several variables per data point: one measure across the x-axis, another one up the y-axis and options for additional information using colour, size, and shape.

A bubble-map is another way of showing results against two measures, and is a particularly good way of seeing many data points at once.  

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How to use it:

Choose your axes (measures), put your chosen attribute(s) in 'columns', and then differentiate between the resulting data-points by adding other elements to change the color, size or shape of the points as you wish. Additional measures can be loaded on using either colour or size, additional elements (which will also ‘break out’ the datapoints) using colour or shape.

 

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Customize, customize, customize

If your data points are all clustered in one area of the chart, you can right-click and select 'no base at zero' - the chart will then resize to new axes that will include all the data points with the minimum of blank space, allowing the differences between them to be shown to their best effect.

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Similarly if you have numerous data points clustered together you can also make them slightly more transparent so you can see the data point behind. In certain instances this may also be useful to see how much the data points overlap. Trend lines can also be put on to add further clarity to the visualization.

There are currently 16 stunning visualizations to choose from in BIME, each with 100s of customization points.  View all BIME visualizations on one dashboard HERE.

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