Spider Chart Mod for TIBCO Spotfire®

Compare multiple categories of values over common variables.

Compatible Products

TIBCO Spotfire®

Compatible Versions

  • TIBCO Cloud Spotfire® 11.0 and later
  • TIBCO Spotfire® Analyst 11.0 and later
  • TIBCO Spotfire® Business Author 11.0 and later
  • TIBCO Spotfire® Consumer 11.0 and later

License

BSD

Overview

Download Spider Chart Mod for TIBCO Spotfire®

The spider chart mod enables the visualization of multivariate data in the form of a two-dimensional chart with an arbitrary number of quantitative variables represented on axes starting from the same point. It is useful to compare multiple categories or groups of values over common variables in a single diagram to reveal distinct correlations, trade-offs, and a multitude of other comparative measures.

Spider Chart Mod for TIBCO Spotfire®

Spider charts (also called radar charts, web charts, start chart, star plot, cobweb charts) have many use cases in different sectors like marketing, analysis, sales, research, education, and more.

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 Spider 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

To make the spider chart mod work properly, the underlying data must be formatted in a certain way. A data table with at least four columns is required. One column should contain groups or categories, for example, names of people or objects. Others columns should contain the contribution for each point, one column per series to be plotted.

For detailed information on the available settings, and an example of how to set up the spider chart mod, 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.

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Spider Chart Mod for TIBCO Spotfire®

 

Version 1.0.0, released March 2021.

The spider chart mod visualizes multivariate data in the form of a two-dimensional chart with an arbitrary number of quantitative variables represented on axes starting from the same point. It is useful to compare multiple categories or groups of values over common variables in a single diagram to reveal distinct correlations, trade-offs, and a multitude of other comparative measures.

Spider Chart Mod for TIBCO Spotfire®

Spider charts (also called radar charts, web charts, start chart, star plot, cobweb charts) have many use cases in different sectors like marketing, analysis, sales, research, education, and more.

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 Spider 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.

To make the spider chart mod work properly, the underlying data must be formatted in a certain way. A data table with at least four columns is required. One column should contain groups or categories, for example, names of people or objects. Others columns should contain the contribution for each point, one column per series to be plotted.

Setting up the spider chart

In this example dataset, we have five columns: Fiscal Year, Quarter 1, Quarter 2, Quarter 3 and Quarter 4

FY Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
2010 780 1045 865 745
2011 1900 492 1344 931
2012 1205 600 1340 1244
2013 985 1091 540 1252
2014 453 1304 990 525
2015 1482 455 935 970
2016 835 590 1037 864
2017 575 455 790 625
2018 1327 791 955 631
2019 1175 1208 1201 745
2020 1618 743 988 820

 

In the spider chart configuration in Spotfire, we would specify the 'FY' column from the data table above as our X-axis and each other column as Y-axis. Then we configure Color-by to (Column Names).

Configuring the spider chart

Once the spider chart is configured and has data provided, you can alter the rendering of the visualization live. Click on a X-axis label to access the settings.

Curve type

  • Rounded: Connect data points by smooth curves.
  • Linear: Connect data points by straight line segments.

Rotate X-axis labels

Rotate X-axis labels to follow the direction of the axis line.

Normalize Y-axis values

Prevent extreme values to distort/crowd the other values.

Color fill

Add background coloring for each category with transparency so that all categories can be seen.

Using the spider chart

The spider chart mod supports marking data and filtering data. Clicking on a marker will mark it. Clicking on a line will mark it. Clicking in an empty space will clear the marking.

 

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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