Enabling Independent Axis Scale

Arcadia Instant lets you apply independent axis to trellised visuals.

Trellis charts are very powerful visualization tools. However, they do not work well when one trellis partition contains values that are several orders of magnitude larger than in other trellis partitions. The charts that represent segments with smaller values are very difficult to interpret. You can mitigate this problem by enabling independent axis.

Depending on the type of visual, this option may appear as one of:

Independent Dimension Scale

For Bar, Lines, Areas, Grouped Bars, and Box Plot visuals, to make dimension scale independent, navigate to the Trellis menu, and select Independent Dimension Scale.

Independent dimensions
Independent Measure Scale

For Box Plot visual, to make the measure scale independent, navigate to the Trellis menu, and select Independent Measure Scale.

Independent measures scale
Independent Aggregate Scale

For Bar, Lines, Areas, and Grouped Bars visuals, to make the aggregate scale independent, navigate to the Trellis menu, and select Independent Aggregate Scale.

Independent aggregate scale
Independent X Scale
Independent Y Scale

For Scatter and Histogram visuals, to make the X and/or Y scales independent, navigate to the Trellis menu, and select Independent X Scale and/or Independent Y Scale.

Independent X and Y scales
Scale independently across trellis

For Gauge and Bullet visuals, to scale independently across trellis, navigate to the Trellis menu, and select Scale independently across trellis.

'Scale independently across trellis' option
Independent scales

For Map visual, to scale independently across trellis, navigate to the Trellis menu, and select Independent scales.

'Independent scales' option
Independent date scale

For Calendar Heatmap visual, to make the date scale independent, navigate to the Trellis menu, and select Independent date scale.

'Independent date scale' option

To learn how to make scales independent, see Trellis Option with Independent Scale.