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Short Description

The Bubble series, in addition to Point series capabilities, allows you to visually represent data that has a third dimension, expressed as the bubble’s size. You map two dimensions along the usual X and Y axes, and then the third dimension is displayed as a shape (a filled circle - “bubble”, or a star, triangle, etc.) at the data point.

An example of the Bubble chart is shown in the image below.


Series Characteristics

The table below lists the main characteristics of this chart type.

Feature Value
Series View type BubbleSeries2D
Diagram type XYDiagram2D
Number of arguments per series point 1
Number of values per series point 2

For information on which series view types can be combined with the Bubble view, refer to the Series Types Compatibility document.


The following example demonstrates how to create a 2D Bubble chart.