Mini (In-Line) Charts

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Using Mini (In-Line) Charts

Displaying data in the most efficient way is not always the easiest task. Sometimes it requires a bit of clever thinking to really get your point across efficiently.

Mini Charts | A Different Approach to Charting

To the right we have a section of a standard chart showing some sort of monetary data. It's a very simple display that clearly associates dollar amounts with various years. What it doesn't do, however, is offer any sort of insight into said data.

There are multiple ways to analyze the data provided in this chart; you could create formulas that calculate various measures (standard deviation, mean, etc.), but that would still only give you numbers. You could map each value on a graph, but that could prove confusing with so many data points.

The cleanest way to solve this issue is to use mini (in-line) charts. Mini charts display visual information side-by-side with raw data in order to paint a clearer picture of the story behind the data, particularly trend data.

Take a look at this second chart. It is the same display, but with mini charts embedded in the data:

You'll notice immediately, with the aid of the charts, that patterns exist within the data, regardless of the fact that the embedded lines and bars display no actual numerical data. With a quick scan, you can get a sense for how the data has been doing for the past four years.

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Mini Charts in Style Intelligence | Chart Offerings

In order to best serve you, Style Intelligence, our flagship dashboard and reporting software, offers a variety of options for you to make the most of your data. Here are a few examples of the types of chart offerings you'll find in the Style Intelligence GUI:

About InetSoft

Since 1996 InetSoft has been delivering easy, agile, and robust business intelligence software that makes it possible for organizations and solution providers of all sizes to deploy or embed full-featured business intelligence solutions. Application highlights include visually-compelling and interactive dashboards that ensure greater end-user adoption plus pixel-perfect report generation, scheduling, and bursting. InetSoft's patent pending Data Block™ technology enables productive reuse of queries and a unique capability for end-user defined data mashup.

This capability combined with efficient information access enabled by InetSoft's visual analysis technologies allows maximum self-service that benefits the average business user, the IT administrator, and the developer. InetSoft was rated #1 in Butler Analytics Business Analytics Yearbook, and InetSoft's BI solutions have been deployed at over 5,000 organizations worldwide, including 25% of Fortune 500 companies, spanning all types of industries.

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