Visualizing data in a digestible, interactive way is key to understanding complex information and making informed decisions. When it comes to data visualization, line graphs, bar graphs, and pie charts are essential tools. They excel at representing data visually, providing valuable insights into patterns, comparisons, and proportions.
At Flourish, we bring you the power to effortlessly create these vital charts and more, all within a single, user-friendly interface. Our “Line, bar, pie” template is designed to empower your data stories with intuitive and efficient charting capabilities.
Whether you’re a data analyst, marketer, business owner, or simply someone who loves visualizing data, our versatile template is your go-to solution. Seamlessly switch between different chart types and customize them to suit your specific needs, all with a few simple clicks.
In the Flourish template chooser, you can choose from a variety of starting points that work as a foundation of your visualization. Once you select a starting point, you can adjust the settings to create the perfect line, bar, pie or area chart that fits your data and branding guidelines.
Making a line, bar, pie or area graph is easier than ever – simply choose one of our starting points in the Flourish template chooser. Even if you initially select a chart type but later decide to switch to a different one, there’s no need to worry. With a simple selection from the dropdown menu, you can easily make the transition to a different chart in the Flourish preview window.
The default data in the “Line, bar, pie” template is structured in a wide data format. This means that you would normally have one column for your time series, similar to our column, and multiple columns for your values such as columns .
However, in certain cases, you may need to convert your data into a long format, where each row represents a unique observation. With the long data format, you can take full advantage of the grid of charts feature, as well as apply additional filters (column).
The good news is that with Flourish, you can easily transform your data from wide to long format without leaving the platform! Read more about unpivoting data in our blog post.
Wondering how to take your line, bar, pie or area graph to the next level? Look no further! Flourish is equipped with an array of powerful features designed to enhance your data storytelling. Here are just a few examples:
• Stunning animation and transitions between charts: In story mode, your line or bar graphs can beautifully morph and transition between each other. Whether that’s through axis movement, time sliders or advanced filters, incorporating motion in your data stories can help you communicate insights in ways that static charts can’t.
• Explorable filters and controls: Adding inline menus, buttons or sliders to your visualizations can be great for letting your viewers explore a rich dataset. Controls are also handy for Flourish stories – just click a filter or drag a time slider to capture a particular view of your data in a slide.
• Axis highlights and drag-and-drop annotations: Drawing attention to certain elements can make a graphic more informative and easier to read, in addition to proving useful context or clarifying your argument.
• Interactive popups: Users can hover over or click on data points to reveal additional information or explore more detailed views. This interactive layer fosters engagement, encourages exploration, and empowers users to delve deeper into the data. Flourish allows you to fully customize the appearance, layout, and content of these elements to match your visualization style.
See innovative data visualization techniques, best practices, and captivating storytelling examples in our blog. Explore these valuable resources to fuel your imagination and elevate your data storytelling to new heights.