In Arcadia Enterprise, packed bubble charts compare the relative values in close physical proximity. We use two main series of data: the field on the Dimensions shelf names the bubble, and the field on the Measures shelf determines the relative area of the bubble.
Contrast this with the traditional approach, where bubbles represent three dimensions of data — one each for horizontal and vertical axes, and one for the area of bubble. This type of visualization is part of flexibility built into Arcadia's scatter charts.
The following steps demonstrate how to create a new packed bubbles visual representation on dataset
World Life Expectancy [data source
World Life Expectancy[data source
samples.world_life_expectancy]; see Creating Visuals.
In the visuals menu, find and click packed bubbles (row 2, column 3).
Note that the shelves of the visual include Dimensions, Measures, and Filters.
The mandatory shelves for packed bubbles visuals are Dimensions and Measures.
Populate the shelves from the available fields (Dimensions, Measures, and so on) listed in the left navigation menu.
countryand drag it over Dimensions shelf on the main part of the screen. Drop to add it to the shelf.
populationand drag it over Y shelf on the main part of the screen. Drop to add it to the shelf.
On the Y shelf, on
sum(population) field, click the icon (down arrow), select Aggregates, and then select Average.
Note that the Y shelf now contains the modified field
Click Refresh Visual.
The packed bubble visual graph appears.
[Optional] On the Filters shelf, add several fields from Dimensions and Measures.
This enables you to dynamically control the data input, and discover the data at a more granular level.
For example, from Dimensions, drag
year onto the Filters shelf.
yearfield, and select Pick values from a list.
On the Measures shelf, click the icon (down arrow) on the
avg(population) field, select Order, and then select Ascending.
Click Refresh Visual to see the updated packed bubbles chart.
Click Edit next to the title of the visualization.
World Population - Packed Bubbles.
Above the left navigation bar, click Save.