Shelves for scatters

Overview of shelves for Scatter visuals.

A scatter visual has the following shelves:

X Axis

This is conceptually the X axis. Use a Dimension field from the Data menu to plot the scatter horizontally, or a Measure field to plot the scatter vertically.

When using multiple fields, the last field defines the axis, while the preceding fields trellis the graph in columns.

Y Axis

This is conceptually the Y axis. Use a Measure field from the Data menu to plot the scatter horizontally, or a Dimension field to plot the scatter vertically.

When using multiple fields, the last field defines the axis, while the preceding fields trellis the graph in rows.

Colors

To visually differentiate bubbles by category, add a Dimension field to this shelf.

This shelf accepts at most one field.

Size

Add a Measure field from the Data menu to show an additional measurement as a relative size of the bubbles on the scatter graph.

This shelf accepts a single field.

Transition

Add Dimension or Measure fields from the Data menu to animate the graph based on the sequence defined by this field.

A good example would be time fields, such as timestamp, day, month, and so on. We recommend that you apply a sequential sort to ensure a natural transition.

This shelf accepts a single field.

Tooltips

Add Measure fields from the Data menu for additional information in the graph's Tooltip.

This shelf accepts multiple fields.

Filters

Add Dimension or Measure fields from the Data menu to include or exclude categorical or value criteria.

This shelf accepts multiple fields.