Compatible Products

TIBCO Spotfire®

Compatible Versions

  • TIBCO Cloud Spotfire® 11.3 and later
  • TIBCO Spotfire® Analyst 11.3 and later
  • TIBCO Spotfire® Business Author 11.3 and later
  • TIBCO Spotfire® Consumer 11.3 and later

License

BSD

Overview

Download Bump Chart Mod for TIBCO Spotfire®

The bump chart is a special type of line chart designed for exploring changes in ranking over time. It is useful to compare the position / performance / ranking of multiple observations rather than the actual values itself.

Bump Chart Mod for TIBCO Spotfire®

Try this mod in TIBCO Spotfire® Analyst

Click the Download button and follow the instructions below the button to open the mod in Spotfire Analyst.

Download Bump Chart Mod for TIBCO Spotfire®

How to open the mod

  1. Open Spotfire® Analyst, and create an analysis by loading some data.
  2. Unzip the downloaded file, and locate the .mod file in the unzipped folder.
  3. Drag the file into the analysis.
  4. The visualization mod is added to the analysis.
  5. To learn more about the capabilities and limitations of this visualization mod, see also the Reference Info tab or the User Guide which is also located in the downloaded folder.

For general information on how to use and share visualization mods, read the Spotfire documentation.

Data requirement

The bump chart can be used to visualize any dataset that contains items ranked at different time points. In order to make it work properly a data table with at least three columns is required:

  • One column should identify the items, for example, names of teams, countries, people or objects.
  • One column should contain a time point, for example years, or weeks.
  • One columns should contain the rank of the team, country, person or object at different times.

For detailed information on data requirements, the available settings, and an example of how to set up the bump chart, see Reference Info.

Help and support

Please note that this Mod for TIBCO Spotfire® is not supported through support.tibco.com. In the event of issues or to get help or to suggest enhancements, please post a comment in the mod's wiki page.

Release(s)

1.1.1 (Spotfire 11.4 LTS and later)

Published: November 2021

  • Adds an option to display column labels vertically
  • Scales label areas to automatically fit to the longest row and column labels respectively
  • Drops labels if all labels can't fit within the allocated space without overlap
  • Displays rank labels inside marked markes only when the label fit inside the marker
  • TIBCO Spotfire® 11.4 LTS is now the minimum required version

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Bump Chart Mod for TIBCO Spotfire®

 

Version 1.1.1, released November 2021

The bump chart is a special type of line chart designed for exploring changes in ranking over time. It is useful to compare the position / performance / ranking of multiple observations rather than the actual values itself.

Bump Chart Mod for TIBCO Spotfire®

Try this mod in TIBCO Spotfire® Analyst

Click the Download button and follow the instructions below the button to open the mod in Spotfire Analyst.

Download Bump Chart Mod for TIBCO Spotfire®

How to open the mod

  1. Open Spotfire® Analyst, and create and analysis by loading some data.
  2. Unzip the downloaded file, and locate the .mod file in the unzipped folder.
  3. Drag the file into the analysis.
  4. The visualization mod is added to the analysis.
  5. To learn more about the capabilities and limitations of this visualization mod, keep reading or see the User Guide which is also located in the downloaded folder.

For general information on how to use and share visualization mods, you can read the Spotfire documentation.

Data requirement

Every mod handles missing, corrupted and/or inconsistent data in different ways. It is advised to always review how the data is visualized.

The bump chart can be used to visualize any dataset that contains items ranked at different time points. In order to make it work properly a data table with at least three columns is required:

  • One column should identify the items, for example, names of teams, countries, people or objects.
  • One column should contain a time point, for example years, or weeks.
  • One columns should contain the rank of the team, country, person or object at different times.

Setting up the bump chart

Let's say we have data about the popularity of different fruits:

Year Rank Fruit Vote
2018 1 Figs 179
2018 2 Huckleberries 152
2018 3 Cantaloupes 137
2018 4 Apples 130
2018 5 Bananas 76
2018 6 Grapes 74
2018 7 Elderberries 58
2018 8 Jackfruits 56
2018 9 Dates 26
2018 10 Ice Cream Beans 17
2019 1 Elderberries 176
2019 2 Grapes 115
2019 3 Cantaloupes 110
2019 4 Huckleberries 110
2019 5 Figs 104
2019 6 Bananas 99
2019 7 Dates 98
2019 8 Apples 92
2019 9 Jackfruits 80
2019 10 Ice Cream Beans 77
2020 1 Cantaloupes 155
2020 2 Grapes 138
2020 3 Apples 127
2020 4 Ice Cream Beans 125
2020 5 Figs 118
2020 6 Jackfruits 118
2020 7 Huckleberries 98
2020 8 Dates 56
2020 9 Elderberries 55
2020 10 Bananas 18
2021 1 Grapes 146
2021 2 Jackfruits 140
2021 3 Bananas 123
2021 4 Apples 109
2021 5 Figs 118
2021 6 Cantaloupes 91
2021 7 Huckleberries 80
2021 8 Figs 77
2021 9 Elderberries 70
2021 10 Dates 54

 

A basic bump chart can be configured to show how the ranking of different fruits have changed over time by creating a bump chart with the following settings:

  • Ranking = Rank
  • Period = Year
  • Line By = Fruit

Optionally you could also use colors to show another measure. E.g:

  • Color By = Avg(Votes)

The end result will look something like this:

The chart above shows one line for each fruit with a circle for every year. Each marker is positioned according to the relative popularity (rank) of that fruit in a given year.

Configuring the bump chart

The bump chart can be configured by setting the period, ranking, line by and color expression. A color gradient will be used if two circles with different colors are connected.

Bump Chart Mod for TIBCO Spotfire®

Once the bump chart is configured and has data provided, you can also display the columns labels vertically. The setting is accessed by clicking on a scale.

Using the bump chart

Tooltip

Hovering over a circle will show the ranking, period and line by column and value.

Marking

Clicking on a circle will mark it in the bump chart and in all other visualizations that uses the same marking. Clicking or dragging in the empty space in between circles will clear the marking. You can mark several circles by Ctrl-clicking on them. Clicking and dragging allow you to select multiple circles. You can select all circles within a range of periods or rankings by dragging along the column or row labels. Clicking on a line will mark the entire line and all circles in that group. Clicking on a row label will also mark the entire group. Ctrl-clicking on a row will add or remove the entire group to or from the current selection. Marked circles will be labeled with the Y-axis value.

 

Help and support

Please note that this Mod for TIBCO Spotfire® is not supported through support.tibco.com. In the event of issues or to get help or to suggest enhancements, please post a comment in this TIBCO Community Wiki page.

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