Pyramid Chart

Overview

Pyramid charts are column (or bar chart) that use Pyramid shaped items to show data. Although pyramid charts do not add any additional data, sometimes using this shape allows to achieve a better visual appearance of your data.

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Chart Building

As Pyramid charts are just a usual bar charts of a pyramidal shape, to create such type of chart you should set shape_type="Pyramid" attribute in <bar_series>, <series> or <point> nodes.

If you will set this attribute in <bar_series> all bar or column series will be displayed as Pyramid, if you will define it in <series> or <point> - only certain series or point will become pyramidal.

XML Syntax
Plain code
01 <data>
02   <series type="Bar" shape_type="Pyramid">
03     <point name="Cheops" y="480.9" />
04     <point name="Chephren" y="471" />
05     <point name="Menkaure" y="215" />
06   </series>
07 </data>

An example below depicts Giza Pyramid Complex - Pyramids height comparison chart:

Live Sample:  Sample Single-Series Pyramid Chart

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Stacked Pyramid Charts

As well as other bar charts Pyramid charts can be stacked, below we will plot a Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs pyramid, move the mouse to see a detailed needs description, custom data attributes are used to store additional data to be shown in tooltips:

XML Syntax
Plain code
01 <y_axis enabled="false">
02   <scale mode="PercentStacked" />
03 </y_axis>

 

Live Sample:  Sample Stacked Pyramid Chart

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3D Pyramid Charts

And to make pyramid look like pyramids - you can enable 3D mode:

XML Syntax
Plain code
01 <data_plot_settings enable_3d_mode="true" />

 

Live Sample:  Sample 3D Pyramid Chart

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