However, with Qlik Sense, the scatter plot adjusts in order to give you the best view of the data…no matter how many points you are trying to display. When there are too many points to make sense of, it displays a heat map allowing you to see areas of density.
As you zoom in, it slowly provides you more detailed information. Here you can see the number of points in each area of the chart.
Finally, it displays all of the points. But even here, the visualization is smart and only displays the labels that fit nicely.
This kind of ‘smart’ visualization is critically important as we discuss the world of big data. As processor and storage capacity have increased substantially over the past decade or so, the ability to display and visually process information has barely moved.
If you haven’t had a chance to play with the new scatter plot capability in Qlik Sense yet, check out the Consumer Goods demo app and the Sales Rep Performance sheet.
What’s your favorite visualization and why?