Create a spider area chart in everviz

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

Spider area charts are great for seeing the relationship between categories and data on multiple axes. Categories appear around the perimeter of the spider area chart and data values appear in the centre of the chart as a solid area. The higher the value the closer the vertex of that value’s area will be to chart’s perimeter. You can hover the mouse over the various stacked areas to see specific data values.

The example we’ll create lets us view multiple sales statistics such as leads, face-to-face appointments and sales performance for a set of employees. The various stacked areas relate to the values of these statistics and let us quickly comprehend their meaning. 

To create a spider area chart:

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