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Line
The Line visualization represents metrics using a line in order to show how values change over a period of time. A line chart can be used only when time is used as a dimension.
Click on the gear icon in the top right of the Line visualization to access
Visualization settings
available. Settings are categorized into:
 General : Settings that are common across visualization types
 Axis : Settings that impact the x or yaxis of the line visualization
 Overlays : Options for adding additional context to the series shown in your line visualization.
Change granularity
A granularity dropdown in the
visualization settings
lets you change a trended visualization (e.g. line, bar) from daily to weekly to monthly, etc. The granularity is also updated in the data source table.
Show min or max
Under
Visualization Settings
>
Overlays
>
Show min/max
, you can overlay a minimum and maximum value label to quickly highlight the peaks and valleys in a metric. Note: The min/max values are derived from the visible data points in the visualization, not the full set of values within a dimension.
Show trendline overlay
Under
Visualization Settings
>
Overlays
>
Show trendline
, you can choose to add a regression or moving average trendline to your line series. Trendlines help to depict a clearer pattern in the data.
It is recommended that trendlines be applied to data that does not include today (partial data) or future dates, as those will skew the trendline. If you need to include future dates, however, remove zeroes from the data to prevent skewing for those days. To do this, go to the visualization's data source table, choose your metric column, then enable
Column Settings
>
Interpret zero as no value
.
All regression model trendlines are fit using ordinary least squares:
Model
 Description


Linear
 Creates a bestfit straight line for simple linear data sets and is useful when the data increases or decreases at a steady rate. Equation:
y = a + b * x

Logarithmic
 Creates a bestfit curved line and is useful when the rate of change in the data increases or decreases quickly and then levels out. A logarithmic trendline can use negative and positive values. Equation:
y = a + b * log(x)

Exponential
 Creates a curved line and is useful when data rises or falls at constantly increasing rates. This option should not be used if your data contains zero or negative values. Equation:
y = a + e^(b * x)

Power
 Creates a curved line and is useful for data sets that compare measurements that increase at a specific rate. This option should not be used if your data contains zero or negative values. Equation:
y = a * x^b

Quadratic
 Finds the bestfit for a data set shaped like a parabola (concave up or down). Equation:
y = a + b * x + c * x^2

Moving average
 Creates a smooth trendline based on a set of averages. Also known as a rolling average, a moving average uses a specific number of data points (determined by your 'Periods' selection), averages them, and uses the average as a point in the line. Examples include 7 day moving average or 4 week moving average.
