Stacked Graphs

Both 2D and 3D graphs can be stacked. A stacked graph displays several values for each item in a row (or column), one value on top of another. Each stack segment gives the values for elements of a dimension (row, column or page) not laid out along the graph's axes.

  • 3D graph

In a 3D graph, you can stack values only if the input contains multiple tables (pages). In this case, stacked segments allow you to display values for successive pages simultaneously.

For stacked 3D graphs, use the Stack On/Off button in the Selection view.

  • 2D graph

In a 2D graph, you can stack values when there is only a single input table, but it must contain both rows and columns. The stacked segments allow you to display values for all rows (and hence all columns) at once.

Stacked 2D graphs can be requested using the 2D Options menu or the selection bars in the Selection view.

No stack can contain more than six stack segments. If there are more than six items in the row or column you are stacking, the rest will not appear in the stack.

Note that you cannot generate stacked graph images for any data containing negative values.

For more information, see Setting 2D Options and Using the Selection View).

The following figure contains a Stacked 3D Graph.