Use the Chart content type to present simple statistical data graphically without having to create the charts manually.
Here is the content that we will create in this tutorial:
Step 1: Topic
We are going to graphically show the number of berries in the table below. We will use different colors to present each berry type in our chart.
Step 2: Creating a Chart
Select the New content option and choose Chart from the list of Content types:
Step 3: Chart editor
The Chart editor should now appear. The editor looks like this:
Step 4: Creating Content
Fill in a Title and for Type of chart select "Pie Chart".
Under "Data elements" we will add our content. Fill in first group like so:
- Name: Strawberries
- Value: 5
- Color: Blue
- Font Color: White
Your 1st data element should look like this:
To add the next "Data element" use the big blue "Add option" button.
Add 3 more items and fill them in with the content from the table above. You can set any background/text color you like. When you are done, you should get the editor looking like this:
Step 5: Finishing up
Save the node/article to view your finished Chart.
You should now have the same result as the example at the top of this page.
Step 6: Optionally (Chart type)
At any point, you can switch your chart type, just select Type of chart and pick "Bar Chart". Your content will now be displayed as a Bar chart and it should look like this:
Feel free to leave any comments or suggestions on how to improve this tutorial.