Building a bar chart race
A bar chart race is an animation chart which presents the change in a measure with respect to time over multiple categories with category bars rolling on and off the screen. One example might be change in population of several countries of the world over many years.
In this post, we show you how ArgonStudio can help you make a bar chart race using data from a CSV file without requiring any programming.
Bar Chart Race of World Population Growth
The example we picked for this post is the change in population of countries of the world between 1960 and 2018.
- Since there is no processing or cleaning up of the data
required, we can directly load the CSV data into the charting
panel. Click the Chart tab
(1) and the open folder
button (2) to load a CSV
file. Navigate to the file location and select it. The data
loaded is shown below (3).
- In the chart panel below, click the Bar Chart Race
tab and choose the columns from the drop-downs for X, Y and
Category columns as follows: Value for the X
column, Country Name for the Y column and Year
for the category column. Finally click the Draw button
to render the bar chart race.
- And voila! we have the bar chart race. Configure it by
clicking the bars shown (1).