Adjusting category sorting
Keshif's categorical bar charts automatically and dynamically sort categories of a categorical attribute to reflect data trends, emphasizing the analysis of most frequent trends by default. You can also choose among alternative sorting options, such as alphabetical, inverse, custom, and by-comparison.
Category sorting approaches
You can choose across four main approaches for sorting categorical data.
- By default, Keshif's dynamic active sorting option brings up the most relevant/largest categories.
- You can change dynamic ordering to trends based on a compared data group.
- Custom and fixed category order is appropriate if data categories have a logical order (such as "small / medium / large", or fixed ranges (age groups), or Likert-scale questions).
- Special Feature: If there are less than 5 categories, Keshif auto-disables dynamic re-sorting by default.
- Sorting categories alphabetically is another option.
- With the inverse order, you can
- See the least frequent first, when using dynamic sorting by active or compared selections,
- Have reverse alphabetical order from z to a, when using alphabetical sorting, and
- Flip the custom order, when using custom sorting.