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Parallel coordinates

This sample custom visualization plots multivariate, numerical data. Parallel coordinates visualizations are ideal for comparing many variables together and seeing the relationships between them.

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About this accelerator

Version: Cognos Analytics 11.1.7 to Current

Parallel coordinates visualizations visualize and analyze high-dimensional data sets. Use this type of visualization to plot multivariate, numerical data. Parallel coordinates visualizations are ideal for comparing many variables together and seeing the relationships between them. For example, comparing gross sales across different years.

Next Steps: To use this file, click the blue Download button above and save the ZIP file to your local computer. Do not unzip this file. Next, log in to Cognos Analytics and upload the file. For step-by-step instructions on how to build this visualization using sample data, see Parallel coordinates visualization.


Download Source Code

To view the source code for this sample custom visualization, go to this public GitHub repository. To download the files, navigate to the root of this directory and click the green Code button.

Note: This example was created for advanced custom visualization developers. It is a code sample with specific requirements and does not include all the features/interactivity/properties of an out-of-the-box Cognos visualization. It is intended to provide a baseline for developers to extend their visualizations. If you are not an advanced visualization developer, Cognos Analytics already delivers a full set of fully-featured and powerful visualizations that are ready to use.


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Additional details

  • Accelerator typeVisualization
  • IndustryAny
  • Business functionAny
  • Product and version IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson - 11.1.7 to Current
  • Author typeIBM
  • Company nameIBM
  • Author name IBM
  • Last modifiedAugust 14th, 2020
  • Language English