Line chart race

An animated line or “bump” chart to show changing rank over time

Updated 2 months ago to v12.1.0 by Flourish team

How to use this template

What's it for?

Use this template to visualize the changing fortunes of people or groups in competition with each other, like political candidates or football teams. Choose between two modes: “Scores”, a line chart which plots the data’s raw values, and “Ranks”, a bump chart which plots rankings.

How to get started

  1. The first thing you need is a CSV or Excel file of your data.
  2. You need to make sure that there’s a row for each participant in the race – like a candidate or a football team. Use the first column to populate with the participants’ names. Each other column is a “stage” of the race – like a specific date, week or years.
  3. Here's an example:
    name Day 1 Day 2 Day 3
    Lance Armstrong 0 4 7
    Chris Hoyle 0 3 6

Not sure how to upload your data to Flourish? See our handy guide

FAQ

How do I add an image for each competitor? Under the Data tab, in the “Select columns to visualise” panel, there’s an “Image column”. Assign this to a column in your data table which contains image URLs. Then switch to the Preview view, and to the right, on the Settings panel, under “Circle styles”, make sure the setting for “Show image in circle” is set to "On".

How do I show ranks? There are two different ways to do this. The first one is to go “Controls” on the Settings panel and make sure that “Ranks/scores toggle” is "visible". This will ensure that whoever’s viewing your chart can always toggle between rank and score using the switcher to the right of the Replay button in the top left corner. The second way to show ranks is to "hide" that “Ranks/scores toggle” and lock the view on rank by going to “Scoring type” on the Settings panel and changing the first option to “Ranks”.

How do I make the stages of the race different widths? There isn’t a setting to do this yet, but you can hack it by adding blank columns in the middle of your data. Say, for example, you have a dataset that includes data points for January, February, March and May. You may want to make that March stage of the chart twice as long as the other three. In the Data tab, add a blank column to the right of March. Make sure you also adjust the “Score columns”, on the “Select columns to visualise” panel to now include all five columns. Then switch to the Preview view and select “Line styles” on the Settings panel. Set “Lines between missing data points” to be "On" and adjust the settings to match the styling of the existing line.

Tips

  • In the settings panel, you can decide whether to show scores or ranks, or to reveal buttons to let the viewer see both.
  • In the Flourish story editor, try clicking on the axis labels to show different stages of the race in different slides.

Examples

Credits

Created by the Flourish team, inspired by Google News Lab. Want to see additional features? Let us know at support@flourish.studio. Developers can also submit a pull request.

This section documents API usage specific to this template, so for an introduction we suggest you refer to the generic API documentation instead.

template: @flourish/horserace

version: 12

Template data

There are two different formats in which you can supply data to this template. Which one will be more convenient for you likely depends on the source of your data, as described below.

Array of objects with arbitrary keys, and a bindings object

This format is most likely useful when you have data from an external source, such as CSV data loaded from d3-dsv. You should supply this attached to the opts.data, which might look like:

    {
        horserace: [
            { "HorseraceHeader1": ..., "HorseraceHeader2": ..., ... },
            { "HorseraceHeader1": ..., "HorseraceHeader2": ..., ... },
            { "HorseraceHeader1": ..., "HorseraceHeader2": ..., ... },
            ...
        ],
        captions: [
            { "CaptionsHeader1": ..., "CaptionsHeader2": ..., ... },
            { "CaptionsHeader1": ..., "CaptionsHeader2": ..., ... },
            { "CaptionsHeader1": ..., "CaptionsHeader2": ..., ... },
            ...
        ]
    }

... but with the keys being the column headers from your source data instead. To tell the API how these values from each column should be associated with the keys that the template is expecting, you must also supply an object attached to opts.bindings. (The meanings of the keys in the bindings object are documented below.) The minimal bindings you can supply for this template are as shown in this example:

{
    template: "@flourish/horserace",
    version: "12",
    bindings: {
        horserace: {
            name: "HorseraceHeader1"
        },
        captions: {
            
        }
    },
    data: {
        horserace: [
            { "HorseraceHeader1": ..., "HorseraceHeader2": ..., ... },
            { "HorseraceHeader1": ..., "HorseraceHeader2": ..., ... },
            { "HorseraceHeader1": ..., "HorseraceHeader2": ..., ... },
            ...
        ],
        captions: [
            { "CaptionsHeader1": ..., "CaptionsHeader2": ..., ... },
            { "CaptionsHeader1": ..., "CaptionsHeader2": ..., ... },
            { "CaptionsHeader1": ..., "CaptionsHeader2": ..., ... },
            ...
        ]
    }
}

All possible bindings that you can supply are shown in this example:

{
    template: "@flourish/horserace",
    version: "12",
    bindings: {
        horserace: {
            name: "HorseraceHeader1",
            pic: "HorseraceHeader2",
            stages: ["HorseraceHeader3", "HorseraceHeader4", ...],
            filter: "HorseraceHeader5"
        },
        captions: {
            from: "CaptionsHeader1",
            to: "CaptionsHeader2",
            text: "CaptionsHeader3",
            image: "CaptionsHeader4"
        }
    },
    data: {
        horserace: [
            { "HorseraceHeader1": ..., "HorseraceHeader2": ..., ... },
            { "HorseraceHeader1": ..., "HorseraceHeader2": ..., ... },
            { "HorseraceHeader1": ..., "HorseraceHeader2": ..., ... },
            ...
        ],
        captions: [
            { "CaptionsHeader1": ..., "CaptionsHeader2": ..., ... },
            { "CaptionsHeader1": ..., "CaptionsHeader2": ..., ... },
            { "CaptionsHeader1": ..., "CaptionsHeader2": ..., ... },
            ...
        ]
    }
}

(As before, the keys containing "Header" would be replaced by column names from your data source.)

Array of objects with template-defined keys

There is an alternative format you can use, which is likely to be easier to use if your data is not from a spreadsheet source. With this alternative format you supply your data to the template as an array of objects, attached to opts.data, where the keys must be those used by the template, as documented below. In this case there is no need to supply a bindings object, since the key names are already those expected by the template. The required properties in the data object are as follows (scroll down for a description of what each property is):

{
template: "@flourish/horserace",
version: "12",
data: {
    horserace: [
        {
            name: ...,
            stages: [...]
        },
        ...
    ]
},
...
}

And the full list of all possible properties is as follows:

{
template: "@flourish/horserace",
version: "12",
data: {
    horserace: [
        {
            name: ...,
            pic: ...,
            stages: [...],
            filter: ...
        },
        ...
    ],
    captions: [
        {
            from: ...,
            to: ...,
            text: ...,
            image: ...
        },
        ...
    ]
},
...
}

Meanings of the template data keys:

  • horserace.name: The name of each entrant
  • horserace.pic: The URL of the image to use
  • horserace.stages: Raw scores, which will be automatically converted to ranks. Column names will be used to populate the x-axis of the chart.
  • horserace.filter: Hide/show entrants based on the values in this column.
  • captions.from: Must match the column headers in the main data sheet
  • captions.to: Must match the column headers in the main data sheet
  • captions.text: Text or HTML to show
  • captions.image: Image to show

Template settings

Options for opts.state.

View

play_mode string

Play mode. In <strong>All</strong> mode, the entire X axis is visible<br /> In <strong>Zoomed</strong> mode, the X axis is only visible for a specified amount of time slice<br /> In <strong>Reveal</strong> mode, the X axis is visible from start until the current time slice<br />

Allowed values:

  • all (All)
  • zoom (Zoomed)
  • reveal (Reveal)

zoom_steps_to_show number

Visible stages. The number of time slices (each of which is column of data) to show on the X axis. <br /> When in <strong>Zoom</strong> mode, these time slices are shown to the left and right of the current time. <br /> In <strong>Reveal</strong> mode, these time slice are shown at the beginning.<br /><br /> (Value is ignored if the number specified is greater than the number of stages in the data.)

Min: 1

Max: 20

Scoring type

value_type string

Chart mode to show on load.

Allowed values:

  • ranks (Ranks)
  • scores (Scores)

higher_scores_win boolean

Data type. Useful for data where lower scores beat higher scores – e.g. race times

Allowed values:

  • true (Higher scores win)
  • false (Higher scores lose)

ties_mode string

Rank ties mode. What rank ranks should be given when there are ties? See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ranking for explanation of names.

Allowed values:

  • competition (Competition)
  • dense (Dense)

Chart sizing

height_mode string

Height mode. In "Fill space" mode, the lines will be spread out over the available chart height, which by default will be the standard Flourish chart sizes for any given screen width. In this mode the circles/images might overlap if you have lots of lines. "Match data" mode will resize the embedded graphic so there is enough vertical space to avoid overlaps. (Note this won't have any effect if you embed the graphic as a fixed height.) "Auto" switches between the two modes depending on the number of lines.

Allowed values:

  • auto (Auto)
  • fixed (Fill space)
  • flexible (Match data)

padding_top number

Top.

padding_right number

Right.

padding_bottom number

Bottom.

padding_left number

Left (mobile).

Controls

show_buttons boolean

Ranks/scores toggle.

Allowed values:

  • true (Visible)
  • false (Hidden)

show_replay boolean

Replay button.

Allowed values:

  • true (Visible)
  • false (Hidden)

filter_control.control_type string

Control type. Choose between a dropdown, buttons or a time slider.

Allowed values:

  • dropdown (data:image/png;base64,iVBORw0KGgoAAAANSUhEUgAAAC0AAAAKCAYAAAFXtOeCAAAABGdBTUEAALGPC/xhBQAAADhlWElmTU0AKgAAAAgAAYdpAAQAAAABAAAAGgAAAAAAAqACAAQAAAABAAAALaADAAQAAAABAAAACgAAAAAWgdR+AAAAtklEQVQ4EdVV3QnEIAw25TbSB2foNI7iMu0MbuUR4ZOQy4OFCL2AmN8vMQallNLVez+DosNSsg/FGLtyDkR0H1rJMqOMiJxz4KWp1jpUsLNsptCBkD/MlFIgzx3IsD9GflTGTLvImN1ajP1x043dVrlr1fIY4xZZYd2kdATfWgu8NCEedtdWcJ+R1BVYnmIbsEzizW8bDO9CJd4cOijxCEH22DGIq1iyBiv2P8eDP4jVDrzE7/oCOyRFCckULykAAAAASUVORK5CYII=)
  • buttons (data:image/png;base64,iVBORw0KGgoAAAANSUhEUgAAACsAAAAKCAYAAAFaqpfFAAAABGdBTUEAALGPC/xhBQAAADhlWElmTU0AKgAAAAgAAYdpAAQAAAABAAAAGgAAAAAAAqACAAQAAAABAAAAK6ADAAQAAAABAAAACgAAAACxtWN2AAAA5klEQVQ4EdVUwQ2DMAwkqBuFBzO0y2QUlqEz5AEzpTrUiyzLEEPbRy2F2D7n4tgWYRiGuZRy75T0lhMxIcZYoKzrWvUeDi0VTSlt2DRN9dQ4jh0WBP4avHneH3kF/SGE5w0GWXPOHRaFfrDiEW5mEJjBZJY7UoPNakjM0s0KWYFnfa6MUbRlWR573daXurLlhHDXJNreugan7D2D0K09YUeJy467no+D1iyRUO+u5+tDLdudaYuIOEcQtncMeba1/6QCrUuv4nWwJIE1ZBKHLgdJY0f2J9z/NQb4cRxV4iQ2y/hvc78ACNVvxtjAMtcAAAAASUVORK5CYII=)
  • slider (data:image/png;base64,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)

filter_control.control_styles boolean

Adv..

filter_control.control_title string

Control title.

filter_control.button_group boolean

Grouped.

Allowed values:

  • true (On)
  • false (Off)

filter_control.button_group_width_mode string

Button group width.

Allowed values:

  • auto (Auto)
  • full (Full)
  • fixed (Fixed)

filter_control.button_group_width_fixed number

Width.

Max: 100

filter_control.dropdown_width_mode string

Dropdown width.

Allowed values:

  • auto (Auto)
  • full (Full)
  • fixed (Fixed)

filter_control.dropdown_width_fixed number

Width.

Max: 100

filter_control.slider_background_color color

Background.

filter_control.slider_font_color color

Text.

filter_control.slider_handle_color color

Handle.

filter_control.slider_width number

Width.

Max: 100

filter_control.slider_margin number

Label width.

Max: 50

filter_control.slider_handle_height number

Height.

Max: 10

filter_control.slider_track_height number

Track height.

Max: 10

filter_control.slider_play_button boolean

Play button.

filter_control.slider_loop boolean

Loop.

filter_control.slider_step_time number

Time between steps. Measured in seconds, positive values move the slider left to right, negative values move the slider right to left.

Min: -100

Max: 100

filter_control.slider_restart_pause number

Pause before loop. Measured in seconds and in addition to the regular step time displayed above.

Max: 100

filter_control.sort string

Sorting.

Allowed values:

  • unsorted (Unsorted)
  • categorical (Categories)
  • temporal (Dates/times)
  • numeric (Numbers)

filter_control.sort_temporal_format string

Date/time format in data. The date/time format in your data sheet. Used only to sort the data, if required. If your format isn’t in the list, you can enter a custom format using d3-time-format syntax. See npmjs.com/package/d3-time-format for details.

Predefined values:

  • %Y-%m-%dT%H:%M:%S.%LZ (1986-01-28T11:39:13.000Z)
  • %Y-%m-%d (1986-01-28)
  • %m/%d/%Y (01/28/1986)
  • %d-%b-%y (28-Jan-86)
  • %m/%Y (01/1986)
  • %b %Y (Jan 1986)
  • %B %d (January 28)
  • %d %b (28 Jan)
  • %Y (1986)
  • %B (January)
  • %b (Jan)
  • %A (Tuesday)
  • %a (Tue)
  • %X (11:39:13)
  • %H:%M %p (11:39 AM)
  • %H:%M (11:39)

filter_include_all boolean

Include “All” option.

label_ranks string

“Ranks”.

label_scores string

“Scores”.

label_replay string

“Replay”.

filter_all_label string

“All”.

controls_style.font_size number

Text size.

Max: 5

controls_style.font_weight string

Text weight.

Allowed values:

  • bold (Bold)
  • normal (Normal)

controls_style.padding number

Height. Space below and above controls text

Max: 5

button_style.background color

Background.

button_style.background_selected color

Selected.

button_style.background_hover color

Mouse over.

button_style.font_color color

Text color.

button_style.font_color_selected color

Selected.

button_style.font_color_hover color

Mouse over.

button_style.button_styles_advanced boolean

Button border styles.

button_style.border_width number

Border width.

Max: 20

button_style.border_color color

Color.

button_style.border_transparency number

Transparency.

Max: 1

button_style.border_radius number

Radius.

Max: 100

Background.

Text color.

Dropdown border styles.

Border style. Show border on all sides, or only at the bottom

Allowed values:

  • all (All sides)
  • bottom (Bottom)

Border width.

Max: 20

Color.

Transparency.

Max: 1

Radius.

Max: 100

Colours

color.scale_type string

Scale type.

Allowed values:

  • categorical (Categorical)
  • numeric (Numeric)

color.categorical_palette colors

Palette.

color.categorical_extend boolean

Extend. Automatically generate additional colours when needed to avoid the palette colours being used more than once.

color.categorical_custom_palette text

Custom overrides. Type the name of the entity whose colour you want to set, a colon and then a colour (using a name, hex-code or rgb declaration). Multiple colours can be set using multiple lines. For example:<br /><hr />Party 1: red<br />Party 2: #4455AA<br />Party 3: rgb(30,168,26)

color.numeric_type string

Scale type.

Allowed values:

  • sequential (Sequential)
  • diverging (Diverging)

color.binning boolean

In linear mode, the color scale will run as a smooth gradient between 2 colors. In binned mode, the gradient will be divided in smaller blocks.

Allowed values:

  • false (Linear)
  • true (Binned)

color.bin_mode string

Binning mode.

Allowed values:

  • fixed (Fixed width)
  • quantile (Quantile)
  • custom (Custom thresholds)

color.bin_count number

Number of bins.

color.bin_thresholds string

Custom thresholds. Write your custom thresholds, separated by a ";" For example 5;10;15

color.sequential_palette string

Palette.

Allowed values:

  • Oranges
  • Reds
  • Blues
  • Greens
  • Greys
  • Purples
  • Viridis
  • Inferno
  • Magma
  • Plasma
  • Warm
  • Cool
  • CubehelixDefault (Cubehelix)
  • BuGn (Blue/Green)
  • BuPu (Blue/Purple)
  • GnBu (Green/Blue)
  • OrRd (Orange/Red)
  • PuBuGn (Purple/Blue/Green)
  • PuBu (Purple/Blue)
  • PuRd (Purple/Red)
  • RdPu (Red/Purple)
  • YlGnBu (Yellow/Blue/Green)
  • YlGn (Yellow/Green)
  • YlOrBr (Yellow/Orange/Brown)
  • YlOrRd (Yellow/Orange/Red)
  • Carrots
  • Custom

color.sequential_reverse boolean

Reverse.

color.sequential_custom_min color

Minimum color.

color.sequential_custom_max color

Maximum color.

color.sequential_color_space string

Color space.

Allowed values:

  • rgb (RGB)
  • lab (LAB)
  • hcl (HCL)
  • hsl (HSL)

color.sequential_custom_domain boolean

Domain.

Allowed values:

  • false (Auto)
  • true (Custom)

color.sequential_domain_min number

Min.

color.sequential_domain_max number

Max.

color.diverging_palette string

Palette.

Allowed values:

  • RdBu (Red/Blue)
  • RdYlGn (Red/Yellow/Green)
  • PiYG (Pink/Yellow/Green)
  • BrBG (Brown/Blue/Green)
  • PRGn (Purple/Red/Green)
  • PuOr (Purple/Orange)
  • RdGy (Red/Grey)
  • RdYlBu (Red/Yellow/Blue)
  • Spectral
  • Custom

color.diverging_reverse boolean

Reverse.

color.diverging_custom_min color

Minimum color.

color.diverging_custom_mid color

Midpoint color.

color.diverging_custom_max color

Maximum color.

color.diverging_color_space string

Color space.

Allowed values:

  • rgb (RGB)
  • lab (LAB)
  • hcl (HCL)
  • hsl (HSL)

color.diverging_custom_domain boolean

Domain.

Allowed values:

  • false (Auto)
  • true (Custom)

color.diverging_domain_min number

Min.

color.diverging_domain_mid number

Mid.

color.diverging_domain_max number

Max.

Line styles

line_width number

Line width.

line_opacity number

Opacity.

Max: 1

curve string

Curve.

Allowed values:

  • curveLinear (Straight)
  • curveMonotoneX (Normal curve)
  • curveNatural (Overflowing curve)
  • curveStep (Step middle)
  • curveStepAfter (Step after)
  • curveStepBefore (Step before)

shade boolean

Shading behind line.

Allowed values:

  • true (On)
  • false (Off)

shade_width number

Width. Width in pixels

shade_opacity number

Opacity. Set to a value between 0 and 1

Max: 1

missing boolean

Lines between missing data points.

Allowed values:

  • true (On)
  • false (Off)

missing_opacity number

Opacity.

Max: 1

missing_width number

Width.

missing_stroke_dash number

Stroke dash.

Circle styles

start_circle_r number

Start radius.

end_circle_r number

End radius.

end_circle_stroke number

End stroke.

circle_space_between number

Space between. Minimum space between the circles. The space is ignored when the chart is set to fill available space

end_circle_stroke_bg boolean

Stroke color.

Allowed values:

  • true (Background)
  • false (Line)

horse_images boolean

Image inside circle.

Allowed values:

  • true (On)
  • false (Off)

Label styles

hide_labels boolean

Show labels.

Allowed values:

  • false (Always)
  • true (On hover)

animate_scores boolean

Animate scores.

rank_outside_picture boolean

Value label position.

Allowed values:

  • false (Inside)
  • true (Outside)

label_divider string

Divider. The character between label and value

rank_inside_color color

Color.

labels.max_width number

Max label width. The maximum allowed label width

labels.text_padding_horizontal number

Distance. The horizontal space between the data point and the label

labels.position string

Spread out overlaps. Whether to spread out labels to minimise overlapping

Allowed values:

  • spread-y (On)
  • none (Off)

labels.text_padding_vertical number

Vertical padding. The vertical space left between labels when spreading them out to avoid overlaps

labels.hide_overlaps boolean

Hide overlaps. Whether to hide any labels that are overlapping in their final position

labels.text_color color

Color.

labels.text_size number

Size.

Max: 100

labels.text_bg_color color

Outline.

labels.text_bg_size number

Outline width. As a % of the font size

Max: 100

labels.text_line_height number

Line height.

labels.text_max_lines number

Max lines. The max number of lines for each label

labels.text_weight string

Weight. The vertical space left between labels when positioning them

Predefined values:

  • 400 (Normal)
  • 700 (Bold)

labels.lines string

Connector lines.

Allowed values:

  • auto (Auto)
  • on (On)
  • off (Off)

labels.line_style string

Line style.

Allowed values:

  • straight (Straight)
  • step (Step)

labels.line_color color

Color.

labels.line_width number

Width. In rems (a multiple of base font size)

Max: 0.5

labels.line_range number

Length. The width of the space given over to lines; in rems, a multiple of base font size

labels.line_padding number

Padding. The padding to the left and right of the line; in rems, a multiple of base font size

X axis

x.axis_position string

Position.

Allowed values:

  • bottom (Bottom)
  • float-below (Float ↓)
  • float-above (Float ↑)
  • top (Top)
  • off (Hidden)

x.y_axis_position string

Y value. Vertical position of the x axis on the y scale

x.numeric_scale_type string

Type.

Allowed values:

  • linear (Linear)
  • log (Log)

x.linear_min number

Min.

x.linear_max number

Max.

x.log_min number

Min.

x.log_max number

Max.

x.datetime_min string

Min (date).

x.datetime_max string

Max (date).

x.flip boolean

Flip axis.

x.show_scale_settings boolean

Configure default min/max.

x.nice boolean

Round min/max. When enabled, scales automatically extend to "nice" rounded start/end values, such as hundreds or whole years. Overridden by any explicitly specified scale min and max.

Allowed values:

  • true (On)
  • false (Off)

x.zero_axis string

Include zero. Whether to extend the axis to include zero if the data values are all positive or all negative. Overridden by any explicitly specified scale min and max.

Allowed values:

  • auto (Auto)
  • on (On)
  • off (Off)

x.title_mode string

Type.

Allowed values:

  • auto (Auto)
  • custom (Custom)

x.title string

Text.

x.title_styling boolean

Styling.

x.title_weight string

Weight.

Allowed values:

  • bold (Bold)
  • normal (Regular)

x.title_color color

Color.

x.title_size number

Size.

x.title_padding number

Padding.

x.tick_label_position string

Position.

Allowed values:

  • default (Default)
  • left (Left)
  • right (Right)

x.tick_label_styling boolean

Styling.

x.tick_label_size number

Size.

x.tick_label_color color

Color.

x.tick_padding number

Padding.

x.tick_label_angle string

Angle.

Allowed values:

  • 0 (0°)
  • 30 (30°)
  • 45 (45°)
  • 60 (60°)
  • 90 (90°)

x.tick_label_weight string

Weight.

Allowed values:

  • bold (Bold)
  • normal (Regular)

x.tick_label_max_lines number

Max lines.

Min: 1

x.tick_label_line_height number

Line height.

x.tick_label_space_mode string

Space mode.

Allowed values:

  • auto (Auto)
  • max (Max)
  • fixed (Fixed)

x.tick_label_space number

Space.

x.tick_mode string

Mode.

Allowed values:

  • auto (Auto)
  • number (Number)
  • custom (Custom)

x.tick_number number

Number. Approximate number of ticks or gridlines. The actual number will depend on the range of values, chart size, etc.

x.tick_custom text

One tick label per line. Specify the ticks to show, one per line

x.line_and_tick_color color

Line color.

x.line_and_tick_width number

Line width.

x.tick_length number

Tick length.

x.tick_side string

Tick side.

Allowed values:

  • out (Out)
  • in (In)

x.line_visible boolean

Axis line.

x.edge_padding number

Edge padding (%). Space between start/end of axis line and first/last category tick as a percentage of the spacing between ticks

Max: 100

x.gridlines_visible boolean

Allowed values:

  • true (On)
  • false (Off)

x.gridlines_styling boolean

Styling.

x.gridline_color color

Color.

x.gridline_style string

Style.

Allowed values:

  • solid (Solid)
  • dash (Dashed)
  • dot (Dotted)
  • dot_dash (Dot-dashed)

x.gridline_width number

Width.

x.gridline_category_dividers boolean

Put lines between categories. On a categorical axis this option disables the gridline on each tick and instead adds rules between each category to give a table-like design. Ignored for date and numeric axes.

x.gridline_category_dividers_extend boolean

Extend. Extends the dividers into the axis margins.

Y axis

y.axis_visible boolean

Allowed values:

  • true (Axis visible)
  • false (Axis hidden)

y.numeric_scale_type string

Type.

Allowed values:

  • linear (Linear)
  • log (Log)

y.linear_min number

Min.

y.linear_max number

Max.

y.log_min number

Min.

y.log_max number

Max.

y.datetime_min string

Min (date).

y.datetime_max string

Max (date).

y.flip boolean

Flip axis.

y.show_scale_settings boolean

Configure default min/max.

y.nice boolean

Round min/max. When enabled, scales automatically extend to "nice" rounded start/end values, such as hundreds or whole years. Ignored for cagorical scales, and overridden by any specified min/max.

Allowed values:

  • true (On)
  • false (Off)

y.zero_axis string

Include zero. Whether to extend the axis to include zero if the data values are all positive or all negative. Ignored for date and categorical scales, and overridden by any specified min/max.

Allowed values:

  • auto (Auto)
  • on (On)
  • off (Off)

y.title_mode string

Type.

Allowed values:

  • auto (Auto)
  • custom (Custom)

y.title string

Text.

y.title_styling boolean

Styling.

y.title_weight string

Weight.

Allowed values:

  • bold (Bold)
  • normal (Regular)

y.title_color color

Color.

y.title_size number

Size.

y.title_padding number

Padding.

y.tick_label_position string

Position.

Allowed values:

  • default (Default)
  • above (Above)
  • below (Below)

y.tick_label_styling boolean

Styling.

y.tick_label_size number

Size.

y.tick_label_color color

Color.

y.tick_padding number

Padding.

y.tick_label_angle string

Angle.

Allowed values:

  • 0 (0°)
  • 30 (30°)
  • 45 (45°)
  • 60 (60°)
  • 90 (90°)

y.tick_label_weight string

Weight.

Allowed values:

  • bold (Bold)
  • normal (Regular)

y.tick_label_max_lines number

Max lines.

Min: 1

y.tick_label_line_height number

Line height.

y.tick_label_space_mode string

Space mode.

Allowed values:

  • auto (Auto)
  • max (Max)
  • fixed (Fixed)

y.tick_label_space number

Space.

y.tick_mode string

Mode.

Allowed values:

  • auto (Auto)
  • number (Number)
  • custom (Custom)

y.tick_number number

Number. Approximate number of ticks or gridlines. The actual number will depend on the range of values, chart size, etc.

y.tick_custom text

One tick label per line. Specify the ticks to show, one per line

y.line_and_tick_color color

Line color.

y.line_and_tick_width number

Line width.

y.tick_length number

Tick length.

y.tick_side string

Side.

Allowed values:

  • out (Out)
  • in (In)

y.line_visible boolean

Axis line.

y.edge_padding number

Edge padding (%). Space between start/end of axis line and first/last category tick as a percentage of the spacing between ticks

Max: 100

y.gridlines_visible boolean

Allowed values:

  • true (On)
  • false (Off)

y.gridlines_styling boolean

Styling.

y.gridline_color color

Color.

y.gridline_style string

Style.

Allowed values:

  • solid (Solid)
  • dash (Dashed)
  • dot (Dotted)
  • dot_dash (Dot-dashed)

y.gridline_width number

Width.

y.gridline_category_dividers boolean

Put lines between categories. On a categorical axis this option disables the gridline on each tick and instead adds rules between each category to give a table-like design. Ignored for date and numeric axes.

y.gridline_category_dividers_extend boolean

Extend. Extends the dividers into the axis margins

zoom_y_axis boolean

Dynamic Y axis. Rescales the y axis when filtering or playing in zoomed mode

Captions

caption_background_color color

Background.

caption_border_color color

Border.

caption_border_radius number

Radius.

caption_opacity number

Opacity.

Max: 1

caption_padding number

Padding. In rems – multiples of the base font size

caption_position string

Position.

Allowed values:

  • top-left (Top left)
  • center-left (Center left)
  • bottom-left (Bottom left)
  • top-right (Top right)
  • center-right (Center right)
  • bottom-right (Bottom right)
  • top-center (Top center)
  • center-center (Center)
  • bottom-center (Bottom center)

caption_text_width number

Width.

caption_font_size number

Font size. In rems – multiples of the base font size

caption_text_weight string

Weight.

Allowed values:

  • normal (Normal)
  • bold (Bold)

caption_text_color color

Color.

caption_mode string

Content mode. In “Text with colors” mode, any phrases matching category names will be automatically colored. In HTML mode no colors will be applied, but you can include any html in the data sheet to add images etc, etc.

Allowed values:

  • text_legend (Text with colors)
  • html (HTML)

caption_text_align_h string

Horizontal align.

Allowed values:

  • start (fa-align-left)
  • center (fa-align-center)
  • end (fa-align-right)

caption_text_align_v string

Vertical align.

Allowed values:

  • flex-start (Top)
  • center (Center)
  • flex-end (Bottom)

caption_image_width number

Width.

Max: 100

caption_image_position string

Position.

Allowed values:

  • column (Images below (content above))
  • column-reverse (Images above (content below))
  • row (Images right (content left))
  • row-reverse (Images left (content right))

caption_space_between number

Space between. Space between image and text

Animation

stage_duration number

Animation duration. The “race” animation length, in milliseconds per stage

update_duration number

Mode duration. The animation duration when change between ranks and scores modes

Number formatting

localization.input_decimal_separator string

Decimal separator in data sheet. Used for interpreting your data. Only change if data is not displaying on the chart as expected.

Allowed values:

  • . (.)
  • , (,)

localization.output_separators string

Number format to display. How the numbers should appear on chart labels

Allowed values:

  • ,. (12,235.67)
  • ., (12.345,67)
  • . (12235.67)
  • , (12345,67)
  • . (12 235.67)
  • , (12 345,67)

label_format.prefix string

Prefix. Text to place in front of number

label_format.suffix string

Suffix. Text to place after number

label_format.n_dec number

Decimal places. Use negative integers to round to positive powers of ten (eg -2 rounds to the nearest 100)

Min: -10

Max: 10

label_format.advanced boolean

Advanced.

label_format.negative_sign string

Styling of negative numbers.

Allowed values:

  • -$nk (-$100k)
  • $-nk ($-100k)
  • ($nk) (($100k))
  • $(n)k ($(100)k)
  • none ($100k)

label_format.strip_zeros boolean

Remove trailing zeros.

label_format.strip_separator boolean

Hide thousands separator below 10,000. Turn off if you want four-digit numbers to include a separator, e.g. “1,234” rather than “1234”.

label_format.transform_labels boolean

Multiply/divide values.

label_format.transform string

Allowed values:

  • multiply (Multiply by)
  • divide (Divide by)
  • exponentiate (×10 to the power of)

label_format.multiply_divide_constant number

label_format.exponentiate_constant number

Layout

Layout

layout.body_font font

Main font. This font will apply to the whole graphic by default, but you can optionally change the font for the title, subtitle, footer, etc in the Header and Footer settings panels.

layout.font_color color

Text color. This color will apply to the whole graphic by default, but you can optionally change the color for individual text elements, in other settings panels.

layout.background_color_enabled boolean

Color.

Allowed values:

  • true (On)
  • false (Off)

layout.background_image_enabled boolean

Image.

Allowed values:

  • true (On)
  • false (Off)

layout.background_color color

Background color.

layout.background_image_src url

Image URL.

layout.background_image_size string

Size.

Allowed values:

  • cover (Fill)
  • contain (Fit)
  • auto (Original)
  • 100% 100% (Stretch)

layout.background_image_position string

Position.

Allowed values:

  • top left (Top left)
  • top center (Top center)
  • top right (Top right)
  • center left (Center left)
  • center center (Center)
  • center right (Center right)
  • bottom left (Bottom left)
  • bottom center (Bottom center)
  • bottom right (Bottom right)

layout.max_width_target string

Maximum width. Apply a maximum width to just the main graphic or everything (main graphic plus header, footer, etc)

Allowed values:

  • none (None)
  • wrapper (Everything)
  • primary (Main graphic)

layout.max_width number

Maximum width. Leave blank to stretch to container width

Min: 50

layout.max_width_align string

Align.

Allowed values:

  • left (fa-align-left)
  • center (fa-align-center)
  • right (fa-align-right)

layout.layout_order string

Layout order.

Allowed values:

  • stack-default (data:image/png;base64,iVBORw0KGgoAAAANSUhEUgAAABYAAAAdCAYAAAHZdKxuAAAAAXNSR0IArs4c6QAAANhJREFUSA3tVNEOwiAM7Iy/p2/wkTz6g5gjOVZZEepcjMmWLBTau95ugIh6lpzzLcb4wNpFJaRk9MIahxAyXmD7mC7BC2RlFbliQjFMpJTujOdGs/ECwRoP3rlKoEzNJlz3+CwutK0NLRVt2QhjggA9n2IGEKANMxmt0VVsEfxgzfX7zL3ZiqbXLjcKc8vEORk5/75mMB/7u11uuIpdbtDCc5R3l/s+e+pmHt1foza7Nv6IXOeHiqGk9zWtSk1cN2cPrItnYjZzHZEZYtacxHTiuANSO/xN8AS4uW8Rw1Gu2AAAAABJRU5ErkJggg==)
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  • stack-4 (data:image/png;base64,iVBORw0KGgoAAAANSUhEUgAAABYAAAAdCAYAAAHZdKxuAAAAAXNSR0IArs4c6QAAANtJREFUSA3tVNEOwjAI3Iy/p2/tR/bRH6zekmuA1glO45bYZAHKcdDCOk1izbXWC+0zlJzzDVJ5sNGW9qSUKj4QKY8yWvBDUWnoKKVcTzS2yWHiIfeMwm2yIbLbRL3DRJYubi+0bAPCkcvapO3AdFgZvuDuyJZR2i4wSpBBP9ZD7RsOLQ9gD/Y5ZmaA3EEHWY6r3SEwrzDEHLpnlvOXa4/7xttZfhNwyPdKcqLPaz6JlXpr9bNgCfbobw2ch5iY0CQzyCOPR9ya5zleBPNy3LxknAbiv1YxExxH3gEqBW7I4zw3PQAAAABJRU5ErkJggg==)

layout.space_between_sections string

Space between sections.

Allowed values:

  • 0.5 (▁)
  • 1 (▃)
  • 1.5 (▄)
  • custom (...)

layout.space_between_sections_custom number

Custom.

Max: 100

layout.margin_top number

Top.

layout.margin_right number

Right.

layout.margin_bottom number

Bottom.

layout.margin_left number

Left.

layout.border.enabled boolean

Show borders around visualisation.

layout.border.top.width number

Top.

layout.border.top.style string

Style.

Allowed values:

  • solid (Solid)
  • dashed (Dashed)
  • dotted (Dotted)

layout.border.top.color color

Color.

layout.border.right.width number

Right.

layout.border.right.style string

Style.

Allowed values:

  • solid (Solid)
  • dashed (Dashed)
  • dotted (Dotted)

layout.border.right.color color

Color.

layout.border.bottom.width number

Bottom.

layout.border.bottom.style string

Style.

Allowed values:

  • solid (Solid)
  • dashed (Dashed)
  • dotted (Dotted)

layout.border.bottom.color color

Color.

layout.border.left.width number

Left.

layout.border.left.style string

Style.

Allowed values:

  • solid (Solid)
  • dashed (Dashed)
  • dotted (Dotted)

layout.border.left.color color

Color.

layout.header_align string

Alignment.

Allowed values:

  • left (fa-align-left)
  • center (fa-align-center)
  • right (fa-align-right)

layout.title string

layout.title_styling boolean

Change title styles.

layout.title_font font

Title Font.

layout.title_size string

Size.

Allowed values:

  • 1.4 (ᴀ)
  • 1.6 (A)
  • 2 (fa-font)
  • custom (...)

layout.title_size_custom number

Custom. Specify a custom responsive font size. Best results will be with values between 1.2 and 3

layout.title_weight string

Weight.

Allowed values:

  • bold (Bold)
  • normal (Regular)

layout.title_color color

Color.

layout.title_line_height number

Line height.

Max: 3

layout.title_space_above string

Space above.

Allowed values:

  • 0 (▁)
  • 0.5 (▃)
  • 1 (▄)
  • custom (...)

layout.title_space_above_custom number

Custom.

Max: 100

layout.subtitle string

layout.subtitle_styling boolean

Change subtitle styles.

layout.subtitle_font font

Subtitle Font.

layout.subtitle_size string

Size.

Allowed values:

  • 1.4 (ᴀ)
  • 1.6 (A)
  • 2 (fa-font)
  • custom (...)

layout.subtitle_size_custom number

Custom. Specify a custom responsive font size. Best results will be with values between 1.2 and 3

layout.subtitle_weight string

Weight.

Allowed values:

  • bold (Bold)
  • normal (Regular)

layout.subtitle_color color

Color.

layout.subtitle_line_height number

Line height.

Max: 3

layout.subtitle_space_above string

Space above.

Allowed values:

  • 0 (▁)
  • 0.5 (▃)
  • 1 (▄)
  • custom (...)

layout.subtitle_space_above_custom number

Custom.

Max: 100

layout.header_text string

layout.header_text_styling boolean

Styling.

layout.header_text_size string

Size.

Allowed values:

  • 1.2 (ᴀ)
  • 1.4 (A)
  • 1.6 (fa-font)
  • custom (...)

layout.header_text_size_custom number

Custom. Specify a custom responsive font size. Best results will be with values between 1.2 and 3

layout.header_text_weight string

Weight.

Allowed values:

  • bold (Bold)
  • normal (Regular)

layout.header_text_color color

Color.

layout.header_text_line_height number

Line height.

Max: 3

layout.header_text_space_above string

Space above.

Allowed values:

  • 0 (▁)
  • 0.5 (▃)
  • 1 (▄)
  • custom (...)

layout.header_text_space_above_custom number

Custom.

Max: 100

layout.header_border string

Allowed values:

  • top (Top)
  • bottom (Bottom)
  • none (None)

layout.header_border_width number

Width.

layout.header_border_color color

Color.

layout.header_border_style string

Style.

Allowed values:

  • solid (Solid)
  • dashed (Dashed)
  • dotted (Dotted)

layout.header_border_space number

Space. Space between border and header text

layout.header_logo_enabled boolean

Allowed values:

  • true (Enabled)
  • false (Disabled)

layout.header_logo_src url

URL.

layout.header_logo_height number

Height.

layout.header_logo_align string

Align. Align logo inside header or outer visualisation container

Allowed values:

  • outside (Outside)
  • inside (Inside)

layout.header_logo_position_inside string

Position.

Allowed values:

  • top (Top)
  • left (Left)
  • right (Right)

layout.header_logo_position_outside string

Position.

Allowed values:

  • left (Left)
  • right (Right)

layout.header_logo_margin_top number

Top.

layout.header_logo_margin_right number

Right.

layout.header_logo_margin_bottom number

Bottom.

layout.header_logo_margin_left number

Left.

layout.footer_align string

Alignment.

Allowed values:

  • left (fa-align-left)
  • center (fa-align-center)
  • right (fa-align-right)
  • justify (fa-align-justify)

layout.footer_text_size number

Size.

layout.footer_text_color color

Color.

layout.footer_styling boolean

Advanced footer styles.

layout.footer_font font

Font.

layout.source_name string

Source name.

layout.source_url string

Source url.

layout.multiple_sources boolean

Multiple sources.

layout.source_name_2 string

Source name.

layout.source_url_2 string

Source url.

layout.source_name_3 string

Source name.

layout.source_url_3 string

Source url.

layout.source_label string

Source label.

layout.footer_note string

Note.

layout.footer_note_secondary string

Note (secondary). The secondary note is placed below the source and primary note

layout.footer_logo_enabled boolean

Image.

Allowed values:

  • true (Enabled)
  • false (Disabled)

layout.footer_logo_src url

Image.

layout.footer_logo_src_light hidden

Image (light version). If provided this version will be used whenever the background colour is dark

Link.

layout.footer_logo_height number

Height.

layout.footer_logo_margin number

Margin.

layout.footer_logo_order string

Position.

Allowed values:

  • left (Left)
  • right (Right)

layout.footer_align_vertical string

V. align.

Allowed values:

  • flex-start (Top)
  • center (Center)
  • flex-end (Bottom)

layout.footer_border string

Allowed values:

  • top (Top)
  • bottom (Bottom)
  • none (None)

layout.footer_border_width number

Width.

layout.footer_border_color color

Color.

layout.footer_border_style string

Style.

Allowed values:

  • solid (Solid)
  • dashed (Dashed)
  • dotted (Dotted)

layout.footer_border_space number

Space. Space between border and footer text

Accessibility

layout.screenreader_hide_primary boolean

Screenreader mode for main visual container. Whether the main visual container is visible to screenreaders. (Text in the header and footer are always available to screenreaders.)

Allowed values:

  • true (Hidden)
  • false (Readable)

layout.screenreader_text_primary text

Screenreader description. A text alternative to the visual content that will only be visible to screenreaders, e.g. “The line chart shows China consistently higher than the other countries since 1990”. Do no replicate your title, since that will also be read by screenreaders.