Animated Bubble Charts

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james_wawne

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james_wawne

james_wawne

23-04-2010

Bubble charts which can animate bubbles to show movement/size across time periods (Google analytics already do this). And to be able to output a flash animation of this report to place in PPT presentations

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normcloutier8

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normcloutier8

24-04-2010

These are in GoogleDocs and I have seen a couple using Omniture data. Very powerful, not only cool. 

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timlott

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timlott

05-05-2010

To James and all who voted for this feature. I'm happy to see that Bubble charts are getting some attention in Discover 2.9. Question - Are you using bubble charts today without the animation in place?

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james_wawne

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james_wawne

06-05-2010

Hi Tim, I do use bubble charts quite a lot although in my view the primary limitation of them is that, unless animated, they don't convey the performance of a data series over time. I think if this were changed to mirror the Google functionality that this would greatly increase their usage - especially if they could be exported into a power point slide...senior level management love this type of thing. I acknowledge the new Discover 2.9 bubble chart functionality if pretty good - but I think the animation piece plus export is needed to finish it off.

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MGraham

05-01-2016

@James_wawne I agree that buble charts, unless animated, are much less dynamic with the data when looking at relationships between multiple entities over time. I have been having to try to do some in Google but that is a pain unless you are a developer. So, I have been having to do more of the Excel/LibreCalc backend manipulation of the vizualization.