DataMarket’s chart types – different ways to look at data
In the last few weeks we’ve been gradually adding different chart types and new ways for DataMarket-users to look at the – more than 17,000 – available data sets on the site. We decided it’s about time to introduce some of these new possibilities.
Open any dataset on DataMarket.com such as this one about Renewable energy production. At the top of the screen, you’ll see a line of buttons that allow you to switch between different views of the selected data:
The last two “chart” types are textual representations of data.
|Table: The Table view is quite self-explanatory, simply giving you a table representation of the selected data:|
|Current values: This view lists the last available value for any of the selected time series and the change from the previous day/month/year, based on the granularity of the data in question. This is a fairly common representation of stock prices for example.|
|Pie chart: Hardly the right category for it, and hardly the right chart type for anything. Still frequently requested, especially by our chart embed users, so here it is. Expect changes – and guidelines telling users why they’ll really want something else :)|
So, our chart types allow you to look at selected data in a number of different ways, each telling a different story and giving you a different perspective.
…and don’t forget all the other things you can do with the selected data using the control bar below the chart area:
More on that later.