Create a stream graph chart in everviz

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

A stream graph chart is essentially a stacked area chart but the stream graph chart's smoothed, wavy nature adds a different perspective to a dataset. Like the stacked area chart, the stream graph chart is great for seeing how the values of multiple categories change over time and seeing the cumulative values of all the categories at particular time point.

The example we’ll create lets us see how a set of sales employees has performed over half a year. The stream graph chart lets us see the sales performance of individual team members and quickly compare their performance for a month.

To create a stream graph chart:

  • Launch the project wizard and select Chart to launch the chart wizard
  • Select Stream graph 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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