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Visualization Types

A variety of visualization types can be used to provide the best view of the data.

Table

The Table presents data as rows and columns.

The table visualization

For more information on the table, see the following topic in the TIBCO Spotfire User's Guide:

Cross Table

The Cross Table is a table that can be used to structure, summarize and display large amounts of data.

The cross table visualization

For more information on the cross table, see the following topic in the TIBCO Spotfire User's Guide:

Graphical Table

A Graphical Table is a summarizing visualization designed to provide a lot of information at one glance. It can be set up to show columns with dynamic items such as sparklines, calculated values or conditional icons.

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For more information on the cross table, see the following topic in the TIBCO Spotfire User's Guide:

Bar Chart

The Bar Chart is a way of summarizing categorical data using bars.

The bar chart visualization

For more information on the bar chart, see the following topic in the TIBCO Spotfire User's Guide:

Line Chart

The Line Chart is ideal for showing trends over time.

The line chart visualization

For more information on the line chart, see the following topic in the TIBCO Spotfire User's Guide:

Combination Chart

The Combination Chart is a visualization that combines the features of the line chart and the bar chart.

The combination chart visualization

For more information on the combination chart, see the following topic in the TIBCO Spotfire User's Guide:

Pie Chart

The Pie Chart is a circle graph divided into slices, where each pie slice displays the size of some related piece of information.

The pie chart visualization

For more information on the pie chart, see the following topic in the TIBCO Spotfire User's Guide:

Scatter Plot

The Scatter Plot is used to plot data points on a horizontal and a vertical axis to show how much one variable is affected by another.

The scatter plot visualization

For more information on the scatter plot, see the following topic in the TIBCO Spotfire User's Guide:

3D Scatter Plot

The 3D Scatter Plot is used to plot data points on three axes to show the relationship between three variables.

The 3D scatter plot visualization

For more information on the 3D scatter plot, see the following topic in the TIBCO Spotfire User's Guide:

Map Chart

The Map Chart is used to display data in a geographical or spatial context. There are three kinds of map charts: maps with interactive shapes, maps with markers or pies, and image backgrounds with markers or pies.

The map chart visualization with interactive shapes

For more information on the map chart, see the following topic in the TIBCO Spotfire User's Guide:

Treemap

The Treemap is ideal for displaying large amounts of hierarchically structured (tree-structured) data.

The treemap visualization

For more information on the treemap, see the following topic in the TIBCO Spotfire User's Guide:

Heat Map

The Heat Map is well-suited for visualizing large amounts of multi-dimensional data and can be used to identify clusters of rows with similar values, as these are displayed as areas of similar color.

Heat maps are often combined with hierarchical clustering. The result of a hierarchical clustering calculation is displayed in the heat map as a dendrogram, which is a tree-structure of the hierarchy.

The heat map visualization

For more information on the heat map, dendrograms and clustering, see the following topics in the TIBCO Spotfire User's Guide:

Parallel Coordinate Plot

The Parallel Coordinate Plot resembles the line chart, but maps each row in the data table as a line.

The parallel coordinate plot visualization

For more information on the parallel coordinate plot, see the following topic in the TIBCO Spotfire User's Guide:

Summary Table

The Summary Table is a visualization that summarizes statistical information about data in table form.

The summary table visualization

For more information on the summary table, see the following topic in the TIBCO Spotfire User's Guide:

Box Plot

The Box Plot is a tool to visualize key statistical measures, such as median, mean and quartiles.

The box plot visualization

For more information on the box plot, see the following topic in the TIBCO Spotfire User's Guide: