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.

Dynamic category sorting by active selection

  • By default, Keshif's dynamic active sorting option brings up the most relevant/largest categories.

Dynamic category sorting by a compared selection

  • You can change dynamic ordering to trends based on a compared data group.

Custom category sorting

  • 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.

Alphabetical category sorting

  • Sorting categories alphabetically is another option.

Inverse category sorting

  • 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.