Create a polar area chart in everviz

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

Polar area charts are similar to area charts, except categories are wrapped around a circle, and the category values emanate from the centre of the circle. The higher the category value, the closer its vertex will be to the circle’s perimeter.

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

The months are stacked on top of one another, and we can see the and we can see the vertices of each month’s shape pointing to each employee. The closer the vertex to the employee, the better that employee has performed.

To create a polar area chart:

  • Launch the project wizard and select Chart to launch the chart wizard
  • Select Polar area 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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