Chart Types

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Time series plots are line and column charts. They are created by selecting from Create > Charts > Chart or from the Show Data as drop-down menu.

Charts are customized by right-clicking on elements of the chart and selecting from the context menu. Additionally, charts can be customized using Table JavaScript and Plot JavaScript.

This page describes the standard chart types available within Q. Examples are shown on this demonstration dashboard.

Standard Microsoft Charts are also available using Export to Office.

Chart Type Required Data
Bar/column/line chart Any non-text data you can crosstab.
Column plot with trend Pick One or Pick Any by a Date question.
Pie chart Pick One (%) or Number - Multi (% Share).
Grid of bars chart Any non-text data you can crosstab.
Histograms Numeric data, optionally crosstabbed by a Pick One or Pick Any.
Scatterplot
RAW DATA Number (X) by Number (Y)
Number - Multi (X-Y-Z or X-Y): Add a text question to use it for labelling a Number - Multi question.
SUMMARY In the background, Q creates a normal table with the Average statistic. The X and Y of the scatter plot are drawn from the columns of this table.

Number - Grid or Pick Any - Grid. Add a Pick One question to chart each category as a separate series.

Pick One by Pick One.
Bubble plot
RAW DATA Number - Multi (with three variables X-Y-Z, where Z is used for bubble size): Add a text question to use it for labelling a Number - Multi question.
SUMMARY In the background, Q creates a normal table with the Average statistic. The X, Y and Z (bubble size) of the bubble plot are drawn from the columns of this table.

Number - Grid or Pick Any - Grid. Add a Pick One question to chart each category as a separate series.

Pick One by Pick One.
RAW DATA Number - Multi (with three variables X-Y-Z, where Z is used for bubble size): Add a text question to use it for labelling a Number - Multi question.
SUMMARY In the background, Q creates a normal table with the Average statistic. The X, Y and Z (bubble size) of the bubble plot are drawn from the columns of this table.

Number - Grid or Pick Any - Grid. Add a Pick One question to chart each category as a separate series.

Pick One by Pick One.
Stacked column/bar chart Pick One, Pick One - Multi or Number - Multi. Second question can be chosen for a crosstab. See also Mosaic Plots
Time series plot Either Y axis: Pick One, Pick Any, Number, Number - Multi.

X axis: Date question.

Trend plot Y axis/grid: Any numeric data you can crosstab (except Date questions).

X axis: Date or Pick One.

Word cloud Pick One (%), or Pick Any (%), Text
Gauges Any non-text data you can crosstab.
Ranking Plot Any non-text data you can crosstab.