I have a client that wants to be able to display the movement of an object on a graph like this in Perspective:
The path would be based on recorded data, as well as the current location of the circle indicator. I have used charts plenty of times where the data is plotted against a time axis, but I haven’t done something where X and Y axes represent a physical plane. Do you have ideas or examples where this has been done?
Right so what you do is treat it like you would a normal time series chart, but with two variables instead of one variable against time. Does that make sense? you plot your points with a X and Y coordinate
I understand what you mean in theory, thanks for explaining it. I have been trying to get this to work with an XY chart for a while now and I just can’t seem to do it. I tried it with the timestamp as one column of the dataset and a tuple of values like (1,2) as the other column, and I also tried it with a timestamp column and separate X and Y columns. I’m not sure how having an X and Y column without a timestamp would produce the chart I’m looking for, but I’m certainly happy to hear more tips on this method!
I was able to get it to work as a proof of concept at least, without a timestamp column. I just queried two columns with x and y data, and then changed the configuration on the X axis “render” property to value instead of date.
This is the query I used to form a poor quality circle, and a screenshot of the result. With more datapoints, I believe I could make the spiral above.