I love Christmas. It made more sense to me when I lived in a country where December = Winter but I’m slowly getting used to the sunshiny, summer Christmas feeling here in Cape Town.

One thing that fills me with dread however is the phrase “…so what would you like for Christmas?”

While racking my brains for a suitable answer this year my inner-nerd began to wander.

“…wouldn’t it be lovely if someone could give me a pie chart with a suitable number of categories, nice formatting and a total adding up to 100%…?”

And just like that, an idea for a bit of fun popped into my head.

Ladies and Gentlemen, I give you, The Twelve Vizzes Of Christmas.

On the first day of Christmas my tool-set gave to me…

…a pie chart with three categories.

…a pie chart with three categories.

On the second day of Christmas my tool-set gave to me…

Geographical Density using two geo-hotspots

…two geo-hotspots and a pie chart with three categories.

On the third day of Christmas my tool-set gave to me…

…three Big-Ass Numbers, two geo-hotspots and a pie chart with three categories.

On the fourth day of Christmas my tool-set gave to me…

…four quarter breakdowns, three Big-Ass Numbers, two geo-hotspots and a pie chart with three categories.

On the fifth day of Christmas my tool-set gave to me…

…Five Gold Rings…four quarter breakdowns, three Big-Ass Numbers, two geo-hotspots and a pie chart with three categories.

On the sixth day of Christmas my tool-set gave to me…

…six simple scatters, Five Gold Rings…four quarter breakdowns, three Big-Ass Numbers, two geo-hotspots and a pie chart with three categories.

On the seventh day of Christmas my tool-set gave to me…

…seven box and whiskers, six simple scatters, Five Gold Rings…four quarter breakdowns, three Big-Ass Numbers, two geo-hotspots and a pie chart with three categories.

On the eight day of Christmas my tool-set gave to me…

…eight bars with bullets, seven box and whiskers, six simple scatters, Five Gold Rings…four quarter breakdowns,three Big-Ass Numbers, two geo-hotspots and a pie chart with three categories.

On the ninth day of Christmas my tool-set gave to me…

…nine treemap branches, eight bars  with bullets, seven box and whiskers, six simple scatters, Five Gold Rings…four quarter breakdowns, three Big-Ass Numbers, two geo-hotspots and a pie chart with three categories.

On the tenth day of Christmas my tool-set gave to me…

…ten bouncing bubbles, nine treemap  branches, eight bars with bullets, seven box and whiskers, six simple scatters,Five Gold Rings…four quarter breakdowns, three Big-Ass Numbers, two geo-hotspots and a pie chart with three categories.

On the eleventh day of Christmas my tool-set gave to me…

…’leven little bar charts, ten bouncing bubbles, nine treemap branches, eight bars with bullets, seven box and whiskers, six simple scatters, Five Gold Rings… four quarter breakdowns, three Big-Ass Numbers, two geo-hotspots and a pie chart with three categories.

On the twelfth day of Christmas my tool-set gave to me…

…twelve sexy sparklines, ’levenlittle bar charts, ten bouncing bubbles, nine treemap branches, eight bars with bullets, seven box and whiskers, six simple scatters, Five Gold Rings… four quarter breakdowns, three Big-Ass Numbers, two geo-hotspots and a pie chart with three categories.

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Post written by Nik Eveleigh, Principal BI Consultant, Synergy.

Other articles in this series:
Making Healthy Data Choices – published September 2018
A helping hand(le) for your data – published October 2018
All roads (eventually) lead to data – published November 2018

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