This article will show you:
- A variety of xAxis and yAxis combinations you can use to create your latest history dashboard and what each type of axis looks like, along with a brief explanation of each option.
- Introduce various components you can use to create a customized latest history dashboard.
Understanding Latest History Dashboards
Latest History Dashboards display information as a series of data points called "markers" that are connected by straight line segments. Latest History Dashboards can show you change over a period of time or change within different categories that you want to measure. The first step to requesting your dashboard is to pick your xAxis and yAxis combinations.
For the xAxis, you have the following options:
- DateTime - displays dates over a period of time (Example 1).
- Category - displays fields that are compared individually (Example 2).
For the yAxis, you have the following options:
- Column - the plot on the Latest History Dashboard is in column format (Example 2).
- Bar - the plot on the Latest History Dashboard is in bar format.
- Line/Spline - the plot on the Latest History Dashboard is in line/spline format. A line has harsh edges when connected and a spline has curved edges.
- Area - the plot on the Latest History Dashboard is in area format. An area format has a line plot and it is shaded in on the bottom (Example 4).
DateTime xAxis with a Line yAxis:
On the xAxis, the data is displayed over a period of time (DateTime). The yAxis data is represented with a line that is plotted on the yAxis. This graph is useful for documenting the number of reps over a period of time and you can compare both mental and physical reps on the same chart.
Category xAxis with a mix of yAxis (Column and Line).
The Category xAxis shows how each field is compared individually. The Latest History Dashboard has a Column yAxis (4 bars representing each year) and a Line yAxis (3 dotted lines to compare averages) Chart, which displays the times for each sprint from 2011 - 2014 and also compare the top/bottom 2 averages to the athlete average.
Note: You can have more than one yAxis displayed on a Latest History Dashboard.
DateTime xAxis with a Spline yAxis.
This Latest History Dashboard shows a Spline yAxis (the line is curved) with a DateTime xAxis, which displays the USG levels over a period of time. It is a type of line chart that plots a fitted curve through each data point in the series.
DateTime xAxis with an Area yAxis.
This is a Latest History Dashboard shows a Area yAxis with a DateTime xAxis, which displays the Weight (lbs) of an athlete over a period of time. An area chart is similar to a line chart but they display different colors. This chart is useful for showing trends over time among related attributes (i.e. fat mass and fat free mass).
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