◆ Changing visualization settings

Keshif offers various simple and powerful visualization settings. Some settings are specific to a single chart while others apply to all relevant charts in a dashboard.

The visualization settings featured below do not change the computed data, but change its visualization. To change the analytical approach, see breakdown modes and aggregation measures.


Aggregated chart settings


Dashboard-level settings

When comparing data groups via compare selections, group visualizations can be shown as stacked or side-by-side, and the whole data can be hidden from charts for focused data presentations.

Group-View: Stacked and Side-by-Side Charts

Showing / Hiding Whole Aggregates


Common chart-level settings

In aggregated charts, the measurement axis is used to map the measured values for visual analysis. The axis type and axis extent are the two chart-specific configurations that control this setting in Keshif.

Adjusting measure axis scale type: Linear / Log

Adjusting measure axis extent: Fit, Sync, Full


Categorical bar chart settings

Categorical bar charts allow adjusting the size and layout of the bars and categories. You can also modify the sorting order of the categories.

Adjusting bar height of categorical bar charts

Adjusting bar width and text width of categorical bar chart

Adjusting category sorting


Interval chart settings (Histograms, line-charts)

Interval visualizations bin (aggregate) records in intervals and visualize the data in each bin using the bar height, or line position. You can adjust bin heights, ranges, zoom and measurement scales of interval charts.

Adjusting height of interval charts

Adjusting bin ranges in interval charts

Using a linear or log scale for binning numeric data


Record chart settings


Record map settings

Record maps primarily use color to show an additional data variable, in addition to record positions.

If the record positions are based on point-locations, an additional point-size setting is provided.

Changing colors in a record map

Visualizing record groups by color in a record map

Changing point sizes in a record point map


Record scatter plot settings

Record scatter plots use point position, size and color settings to visualize data in up to four dimensions.

Changing the axes in a scatter plot

Changing point sizes in a scatter plot

Changing point colors in a scatter plot

Visualizing record groups by color in a scatter plot


Record Time-Series chart settings

Record time-series charts plot each record as a line, which the line path based on the values of the record over time. The specific controls include adjusting the time-range focus, the value-axis, and the coloring of the record lines.

Focusing on a time-range in a time-series chart

Creating a slope chart

Visualizing record groups by color in a time-series chart

Fitting filtered data on a time-series chart