What is a Stacked Time Series Graph?
The stacked time series graph is a variant of the time series graph. The stacked series offers an alternative style; a fill beneath the slope of each line allows for a different visual emphasis. Each data point is plotted along a chronological axis, ideal for observing trends over time. The stacked areas are preferable when you want to see the cumulative total between each variable.
Not sure when to use a time series graph, or a conventional line/area chart? We have a blog post for that.
How to make a stacked time series graph with Vizzlo?
Create a highly customizable stacked time series graph by following these steps:
- On the tab “DATA” of the sidebar, click on the button “SERIES” to name your time series. If necessary, add new rows.
- Use the spreadsheet to enter your data quickly. Ensure that the date and number formats match your data source. Click on the “wheel” icons of the columns to set the number formatting.
- Play with additional customization settings on the “APPEARANCE” tab. Click on the x-axis and y-axis options to set the intervals, define the scale and choose how to display tick marks and labels.
- Click on “EDIT SINGLE GRIDLINES” to determine which y-axis labels and gridlines you want to display.
Stacked time series graph: key features
- Multiple series
- Custom styles: lines, filled areas and bars
- Straight line segments or smoothly interpolated curves
- Adjustable axes and ranges
- Linear and logarithmic scales
- Optional right y-axis
- Custom gridlines
- Custom labels and tick marks
- Custom date and number formats
- Optional labeling of closing/end values
- Custom colors and fonts
- Analysis lines: growth rates, reference lines, trendlines, and benchmarks
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