A calendar heatmap uses colored cells, typically in a monochromatic scale, to show relative number of events for each day in a calendar view. Days are arranged into columns by week and grouped by month and years. This enables you to quickly identify daily and weekly patterns, and to recognize anomalies.
The following steps demonstrate how to create a new calendar visual on a dataset
Incidents, based on data previously imported into Arcadia from the datafile
sfpd_incidents.csv. [data source
SFPD Incidents[data source
default.sfpd_incidents_2015]; see Creating Visuals.
In the visuals menu, find and click calendar heat map (row 3, column 6).
To show specific items, populate the shelves from the available fields (Dimensions, Measures, and so on) listed in the left navigation menu.
datetimeand drag it over Date shelf on the main part of the screen. Drop to add it to the shelf.
Under Measures, select
Record Count and drag it over Measures shelf on the main part of the screen. Drop to add it to the shelf.
Record Count is defined by Arcadia Data as a
sum of events; if you hover over it with your mouse, you can see a black detail bubble with
On the Date shelf, click (down arrow) on the
datetime field, then click Date/Time Function on the first list, and subsequently select Date from the second list.
Note that the Date shelf now contains the modified field
Click Refresh Visual.
The default calendar heat map visual appears.
SFPD Incidents - Calendar Heat Map.
Above the left navigation bar, click Save.