Create a parliament chart in everviz

Follow the steps in this article to create a parliament chart in everviz.

Parliament charts are great for seeing quickly how many seats a political party holds in a parliament. Each dot represents a parliamentary seat and each dot is coloured to represent a particular political party.

The example we’ll create lets us see how many seats each political party holds in a fictional parliament. Viewers can quickly see the ranking of each political party and which party has a majority of seats.

To create a parliament chart:

  • Launch the project wizard and select Chart to launch the chart wizard
  • Select Parliament from the Chart type section to the left of the chart wizard’s screen. Notice that the preview pane changes to reflect the chart type you’ve chosen
  • Click Next to move to the Data step where you can enter the data for your chart
  • Click the top-left cell (A1) in the data table and press CTRL+A to select all the data in it
  • Press the delete key to remove the example data
  • Copy this example data and paste it into the data table at the top-left cell (A1). You’ll see the newly added data reflected in the preview chart
  • Click Next to move to the Design screen where you can choose a theme for your chart. Click an available theme to see how it looks, or stick with the default theme
  • Click Next to move to the Text & Annotations screen where you can add contextual information to your chart, such as a title, axis labels and a caption
  • Click Next to move to the Save or Publish screen where you can save your chart for later amendment or use, or publish your chart
  • Alternatively, you can click the Continue in Editor button to edit the chart further with more granular options
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