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ChartGL

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ChartGL leverages hardware acceleration to enable the visualization of very large datasets.

WebGL is used to access the graphics hardware on the local computer accelerating the rendering process by a factor of many thousand. In WebGL2 a combination of vertex shaders (position) and fragment shaders (color) are used to render data points providing the capability to display millions of data points in milliseconds.

Multiple large data sources can be plotted on the same chart with high speed and performance using layers.

Set up

  1. Select a data source, available in Layers. ChartGL will best fit your data to the chart using a wild card selector in Y-Axis Data. Otherwise, select your data to plot for X-Axis Data and Y-Axis Data.

  2. Format your X-axes and Y-axes; add axes labels with Titles.

Basics

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Hover
A View State Parameter which stores the X-axis value contingent on where the hover bar is on the chart; e.g. time or date.
Selected
A View State Parameter to store the X-axis value at the selected position; e.g time or date.
Animation Duration
Animation Easing
Define zoom animation and length of time in milliseconds to complete.
The Zoom feature enables the ability to zoom on a region within both x and y axis, or individually on each x or y axis. Double-Clicking the chart resets the chart to its initial state.
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The Pan feature enables the ability to pan along one axis at a time. To pan, click and drag from anywhere on the axis. Double-Clicking the chart resets the chart to its initial state.

Mouse zoom can be used for x-axis zoom, with mouse scroll + shift key for y-axis zoom

Layers

Ability to display multiple different data sources on the same chart.

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Bubble/Line/Bar/Candlestick

Select either the "Bubble", "Line", "Bar" or "Candlestick" option for each layer.

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The "Bubble" option displays data as individual points, the "Line" option connects each data point resulting in a continuous line, the "Bar" option displays data as bars, and the "Candlestick" option displays data as candlesticks.

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Data Source
Data sources
Name
Name used as the chart legend label.
X-Axis Data
Y Axis Data
Select data columns to plot from the data source.
Y Axis includes a wildcard selection for multiple columns. Wildcard selection will use columns of the most common, single kdb type; for example, if a data set has one date type column, three integer type columns, and five float type columns - only the five float columns will be plotted using the wildcard, the integer and date columns will be ignored.
Regular expressions can also be used to define the y-axis.

When a wildcard or regular expression is used, the Color Palette defines point color for each added column.

Data Types

Only scalar data types can be used for X-Axis and Y-Axis.

X-Axis
Select from defined Axes.
Y-Axis
Select from defined Axes.
Open
High
Low
Close
Used only by Candlestick charts; select data columns which correspond to each.
Color
Select color for single plot (non-wildcard/regex) data sets.
Color Data
Select a data column to apply color. When a column is selected, the Color Palette defines point color for each unique value in the column.
Opacity
Define the opacity of the points from a value between 0 (transparent) and 100 (opaque).
Radius Data
Radius Scaling
If the layer type is Bubble, select from Data Source the variable to define which attribute to use for bubble scaling, then adjust the scaling variable to define bubble size.
Scale on Zoom
If the layer type is Bubble, increase bubble size on zoom.
Color
Select color for single plot (non-wildcard/regex) data sets.
Color Enumeration
Select a data column to apply color. When a column is selected, the Color Palette defines point color for each unique value in the column.
Opacity
Define the opacity of the points from a value between 0 (transparent) and 100 (opaque).
Icon

The icon selector allows for the choice of icons from a predetermined list if the layer type is Bubble.

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The icons are then displayed in the position of the data points on the chart.

Icons also support a base64 image in a view state parameter.

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Bar Percentage
Defines bar width as a percentage of its range when Bar Percentage is selected under Bar Width Type.
Bar Fixed Width
Defines bar width as a fixed value when Fixed Width is selected under Bar Width Type.
Bar Width Type
Dropdown select between Bar Percentage and Fixed Width.
Legend Group
Dropdown to assign the layer legend to a Legend Group
Legend Enabled
Toggles display of data legend.
Enabled
Toggles display of the data layer on the chart. Can be tied to a view state parameter.

Candlestick Format

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Bear Color
Set color for down day candles
Bull Color
Set color for up day candles
Neutral Color
Set color for flat days
Wick Color
Set color for candlestick wicks
Bar Percentage
Defines candlestick body width as a percentage of its range when Bar Percentage is selected under Bar Width Type.
Bar Fixed Width
Defines candlestick body width as a fixed value when Fixed Width is selected under Bar Width Type.
Bar Width Type
Dropdown select between Bar Percentage and Fixed Width.

Line

Used if the layer type is Line

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Fill

fill      | description
--------- | -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
`nofill`  | No color fill
`Layer n` | For color fill between charted line and selected layer
`origin`  | For color fill between chart line and X-axis
Fill Color
The color used for line fill for single plot (non-wildcard/regex) data sets.
Fill Opacity
The opacity used for line fill
Fade to Transparent
Where a line fill color is employed, a transparency gradient will be applied to the layer
Fill Palette
Sets line fill colors for wildcard/regex y-axis or color enumeration.

Color Palette

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Sets plot point colors for wildcard/regex y-axis or color enumeration.

Actions

Actions

Highlight rules

Highlight Rules

X axes

X-Axis n

Add multiple x-axes.

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X-Axis Type
Choose between Linear or Category data.
Position
Position axis to the top or bottom of the chart.
Height
Height of the tick area of the x-axis in pixels.
Number of Ticks
Sets the number of ticks to display in the axis.

Range

Use Min/Max
Toggle use of Min and Max to build x-axis.
Min
Max

Define minimum and maximum values for x-axis.

Hard range

Charted data outside of the set Min and Max range will not be displayed. If all data falls outside the set range, the chart will be blank.

Selection Min
Selection Max
Pulls min and max x-axis values on a zoom select into assigned view state parameters.

Gridlines

OffsetGridLines
Check to align x-axis grid lines to mid-point between tick values.
GridLinesColor
GridLinesOpacity
Define visual style of x-axis grid lines; opacity has a value between 0 (transparent) and 100 (opaque).

Format

Hide Trailing Zeroes
Hide display of trailing zeroes in x-axis tick values.
Display
Toggle display of x-axis labels.
Begin at Zero
Axis data starts at zero.
Numeric Format
Select x-axis format between Number, Smart Number, Formatted Number.
Decimal Places
Set precision point for x-axis numeric label.
Font Size
Set tick font size in pixels.
Prefix
Suffix
Add text to the tick label; e.g. currency or percentage symbol.

Title

Display
Toggle display of x-axis label.
Label String
Define x-axes label text.
Font Size
Set label font size in pixels.

Y axes

Y-Axis n

Add multiple y-axes.

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Y-Axis Type
Choose between Linear or Category data.
Position
Position axis to the left or right of the chart.
Width
Width of the tick area of the y-axis in pixels.
Number of Ticks
Sets the number of ticks to display in the axis.

Range

Use Min/Max
Toggle use of Min and Max to build y-axis.
Min
Max

Define minimum and maximum values for y-axis

Hard range

Charted data outside of the set Min and Max range will not be displayed. If all data falls outside the set range, the chart will be blank.

Selection Min
Selection Max
Pulls min and max y-axis values on a zoom select into assigned view state parameters.

Gridlines

OffsetGridLines
Check to align y-axis grid lines to mid-point between tick values.
GridLinesColor
GridLinesOpacity
Define visual style of y-axis grid lines; opacity has a value between 0 (transparent) and 100 (opaque).

Format

Hide Trailing Zeroes
Hide display of trailing zeroes in y-axis tick values.
Display
Toggle display of y-axis labels.
Begin at Zero
Axis data starts at zero.
Numeric Format
Select y-axis format between Number, Smart Number, Formatted Number.
Decimal Places
Set precision point for y-axis numeric label.
Font Size
Set tick font size in pixels.
Prefix
Suffix
Add text to the tick label; e.g. currency or percentage symbol.

Title

Display
Toggle display of y-axis label.
Label String
Define y-axis label text.
Font Size
Set label font size in pixels.

Overlay

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Show Crosshairs
Check to show crosshair on chart.
Show Coordinates
Check to show coordinates on chart.
Snap Crosshair to Data
If selected, crosshairs and coordinates will move to the nearest valid point on hover.
Use custom tooltip
Enable custom tooltip.
Custom tooltip
Define tooltip; simple example:
<table>
    <thead>
        <tr>
            <th>{{this.0.xAxis}}</th>
            <th></th>
        </tr>
    </thead>
    {{#each this}}
    <tbody>
        <tr>
            <td width="{{width}}">
                <i class="{{icon}}" style="color:{{color}}; {{image}};"></i> {{name}}:
            </td>
            <td>{{yAxis}}</td>
        </tr>
        {{/each}}
    </tbody>
</table>

Templates

Show all data points
Displays all y-axis values for selected point on the x-axis.
Group tooltip by layer
Use when Show all data points is enabled; displays data points in a distinct column for each Layer instead of a continuous list.

Legend

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Position
Position can be defined as bottom,top,left, or right; left or right when legend grouping is used.

Legend Groups

Add new Legend Group. To enable, add a Legend Group item here and update the Legend Group value in at least one Layer

Name
Define name for Legend Group
Expanded
Checkbox for expanding/collapsing Legend Group
Icon
Define icon for Legend Group

File export

Export

Style, Margins, Format

Style for common settings