Histograms and Bar charts are very useful for data visualization. Even though they're pretty similar, they don't share the same purpose: while histograms are meant to show the frequency of certain data range, bar charts are intended to compare values through a bars' height or length. Today, we will learn to customize each of these charts in Ubidots for Business or Ubidots for Education

Histogram Charts

A default histograms created in Ubidots will look like this:

While creating this widget, you will be asked to choose:

  • the number of bins displayed
  • bins colors
  • time frame for visualization

Customize the display

First, go to Device Management -> Dashboards -> Click the "sprocket" icon located in upper right corner of the widget to display its settings.

Adjust the on screen data to fit your desired parameters. Below is an example os customized histogram chart:

Bar Charts and Double Bar Charts

Below is a bar chart with default settings:

To adjust the settings, click the "sprocket" icon in the upper right corner of the widget.

The widget below displays the parameters of the above settings.

  • Display the latest 37 data points - bars.
  • Turn off Shift - shift will add data points as they occur for real-time analysis - sift will also increasing the initial 37 readings displayed to 37+n. 
  • Stacked: display 2 or more variables using one bar. In this case, we're summing the energy consumption of two machines, whose variables are both called "Power". 

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