Adjusting value axis scale in a time-series plot: Linear / Log

The axis scale is a key factor in revealing relevant trends in visual analytics, and selecting the appropriate type in an analysis setting can produce more informative and effective charts.

To change the scale type for the value axis in a time-series plot,

  1. Open the record chart configuration panel (⚙icon), and
  2. Select Linear or Log (Logarithmic) for the X/Y Axis Scale option.

Special Features

  • The axis scale is set for the selected time-series attribute. Switching to another time-series attribute may change this setting of time-series plot. This is because the logarithmic scale depends on the characteristics of the selected data attribute (see constraints).
  • The value axis scale setting of a data attribute is used across all applicable chart types in Keshif, such as time-series value axis, scatter plot x/y axes, record map colors, and histogram bins. This ensures that the data is consistently mapped in different visualization types.


  • Logarithmic scale option is not available when
    • The values for the time-series attribute include zero or negative numbers, or
    • Plotting rankings or relative changes (in other words, only available when plotting (raw) values).