.Stat Suite documentation

Customise chart layout

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This section describes how to customise the chart layout by using the “Customise” option from the toolbar. For the customisation of the table previews, please see this section of the documentation.

Chart series

The corresponding selectors allow changing:

  • The dimension and their values displayed on the x and y axes for scatter plots;
  • The dimension used for symbols for horizontal symbol chart and vertical symbol chart;
  • The dimension displayed on the x axis and whether observations are to be displayed as percentage or not for stacked bar charts.

Chart size

The corresponding selectors allow changing:

  • The chart hight in pixels, including chart header and chart footer. The default chart height is predefined and configurable (application default: 400 pixels);
  • the chart width in pixels. The default chart width is 100% horizontal screen space currently available.

Highlight and Baseline

By default, all data elements (bars, columns, lines, dots, etc.) in the charts are displayed in a uniform, pre-defined, configurable colour (default: grey). In order to make certain elements visually standing out, the user can select one or several elements in two multi-selection drop-down lists:

  • Highlights: ordered list of elements to be coloured in a pre-defined, configurable sequence of colours;
  • Baseline: maximum one item to be coloured in a separate pre-defined, configurable colour (default: #0B1E2D (almost black)).

Axes scaling

The corresponding selectors allow changing:

  • Minimum value, maximum value, pivot value and step size for the vertical axis (always non-time-period scale);
  • Minimum value, maximum value, pivot value and step size for the horizontal axis (when non-time-period scaled, e.g. scatter plot).

Note: Currently, for timeline charts, the horizontal axis with its time-period scale cannot be customised. The time periods are taken from the Time Period & Frequency filter. The step size (grid) is automatically calculated from the time periods and the available space.