Uploaded by Flourish team 4 months ago (Updated a month ago)
This template is great for summarising your data across different categories. You can think of it as kind of a visual pivot table. It includes four visualisation types that you can quickly switch between: a treemap (subdivided rectangles), packed circles, a radial partition chart (like a multi-ring pie chart) or a stacked bar chart.
The data should be in 'long-form' i.e. each row represents a single data-point and each column represents a variable. For example:
Film Genre Studio Worldwide Gross ($m) 27 Dresses Comedy Fox 160.31 (500) Days of Summer Comedy Fox 60.72 A Dangerous Method Drama Independent 8.97 A Serious Man Drama Universal 30.68 Across the Universe Romance Independent 29.37 Beginners Comedy Independent 14.31 Dear John Drama Sony 114.97
Columns can be seen as either categorical (e.g.
Studio) or numeric (e.g.
- categorical columns to nest your data by
- numeric columns to size the rectangles by
For example, if we wanted to know which studio took the most revenue we could nest by
Studio and size by
If we wanted to further break down each studio into genres, we could nest by
If 2 or more columns are chosen to nest you'll be able to zoom into a category by clicking. Zoom out by clicking the triangle that appears in the top right of the chart.
- You don't have to choose a column to size by. If you do not, the shapes will be sized by the count of data points.
- Click on the popup to freeze it. Click on it again to unfreeze.
- You can choose the number of visible hierarchy levels. Try varying this within a story to gradually break down categories into sub-categories.
- You can also add a filter menu. To do this, set the "Filter" column setting in the data area.
Created by Peter Cook and the Flourish team.