How to create a basic chart?

Step 1. Creating the chart

There are two ways to create a chart:

  • From scratch: click Create new on the upper right corner and then Chart. You will be redirected to the chart editor

  • From any dataset: you can create a chart from any dataset. When entering to the dataset view, on the right you will find the button Filter. Click on it and below, all the variables will be listed. You can select the variables you want and its transformations. When doing so, in the upper right you will see the Chart Preview. Once all the desired variables are chosen, click on Create chart. It will redirect you to the chart editor, follow the next steps to finish your chart.


Step 2. Chart editor and variables selection

Clicking on Add variables will display a list with the repositories that you own, the ones that you are part of and those you follow. If you select one of these, it will lead you to a list of variables grouped by datasets. , for example, ''EMAE ''. Inside each dataset, you can also look up for the name of a specific variable in the search option and once selected click "set variables". It is also possible to combine variables from different repositories, both your own and from other users or publishers.


Step 3. Publishing and sharing charts

Once the graph is finished, you can save it as a draft and continue later or publish. The graphic's editor also lets you modify graphics that are already created and saved as new pressing Save as new. If you are going to publish it, you can choose the repository to publish it in Select repository for chart. Finally click on Publish. Another interesting feature offered by the platform is the possibility of downloading the chart, either in .png or .svg simply by clicking on dowland and choosing the option you prefer. Also, Alphacast allows easily share it. Options to share data appear below your graph. You can publish it on Twitter, Facebook, or you can embedded it in your own website or blog. In adittion, you can create your own insight in our platform and include charts and maps on its.

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Graphics are interactive. The graph is displayed in mobile view or desktop view format by checking the option below the graph. Also, if preferred, you can view it in table form. You can hover over any variable and see the determined values of the variables in a certain period of time. Also, the timeline can be changed directly from the chart by sliding the blue bar below it.

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Luciano Cohan

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Luciano Cohan

Co-Fundador de Alphacast. Ex Subsecretario de Programación Macroeconómica. Data Science. Creando una plataforma para el trabajo colaborativo en economías

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