Creating a visualization

To create a visualization, go to your projects page, and click “+ New visualisation”.

This will bring up the Flourish template chooser, which will show you some featured Flourish templates. (Want more templates? Read this.)

In this example, we’ll use the “Connections globe” template.

Choosing a template opens it in the visualization editor, with some sample data so you can see the template in action.

The visualization editor has four main parts:

    1
    The Preview – which shows you what your project will look like when it's published
    2
    The Settings Panel – which lets you change the look and feel of the visualization
    3
    The Data Table – which displays the data itself. If you edit or replace these cells, your visualization will instantly update.
    4
    The Column Settings Panel – which lets you control which columns of data are used in the visualization, and in what way

Customize the look and feel

The settings panel is where you can change the look and feel of your visualization. These options are different for each template.

For example, in “Connections globe” you can change the color of the arrows:

As you change the settings, your visualization will automatically update.

Next, learn how to use your own data in a Flourish visualization.

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