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About visualizations

Symon.AI has a variety of visualizations to explore or share your data in visual form.

Which visualization should I use?

The type of visualization you choose depends on what kind of data you have, what questions you want to answer, and how you want to present your insights.

Note

If you use the Row Viewer Format , the formatting applies to your charts. The new format is immediately active after you choose it.

Here are some suggested charts you might use to answer different questions.

Symon has many options to show changes to values over time. If you're looking to show data broken down by sub-groups, try out a stacked area step line chart. If you want to show irregularities in changes over time, use a step line chart.

How do I show the total value of data broken down by sub-groups?

Both stacked area step line charts and stacked area smooth line charts show a starting set of values, and then use shading to show values above that starting set.

How do I show trends based on the distribution of values?

To understand the frequency of values, use a histogram. To show the frequency of events within a group, use a boxplot.

How do I forecast future changes to my dataset?

A forecasting chart displays the actual historical values, fitted historical values, predicted future values, and the shaded confidence interval. You can use this visualization with any tool in Symon.

How do I show the cumulative effects of values?

A waterfall chart can help you understand what variables affect your predictions, as well as the cumulative effects of values. Waterfall charts are often used to show changes in revenue across two periods of time.

How do I show how qualitative data points compare to one another?

Radar charts can be helpful for showing budgets.

Use these charts to show ranked values or the relative value of different grouped categories.

How do I show how different groupings relate to one another?

Use these charts when you want to show how the proportion of different groupings relates to one another.

How do I show geographical data?

Use maps to show spatial data and scatter maps to show precise locations on a map.

How do I show a correlation between variables?

Scatter plots are good for exploring relationships between two variables.

How do I show price movements?

A candlestick chart shows price movements for a security, derivative, or currency.

How do I show how values map between two categories?

A Sankey diagram shows how sets of values flow from one another.

How do I show a concentration of events?

A heat map uses color to show how a variable is clustered or occurs most frequently.