A sparkline is tiny chart that helps present trends and variations associated with a measurement– such as average temperature, stock market activity, etc.–in a simple, lightweight, and condensed manner.
There are four types of sparklines, namely line, column, area, and win loss, which are used to show data trends.
It identifies the patterns and trends in data such as seasonal effects, large changes, and turning points over a period of time, etc.
It is designed to show different values of two or more subjects; vertical bars can be used to represent the different values.
Area sparkline is a line sparkline with area between its points are colored. This is primarily used when the magnitude of the trend is to be communicated rather than individual data values.
It used to show whether each value is positive, negative, or zero to visualize the win/loss scenario such as results in games.
The marker is used to highlight the data point in line and area sparklines and make these sparklines more readable.
The default look of marker color and its transparency can be customized.
The default size of marker can be customized to enhance the readability
The color of key data point such as first, last, high, and low points can be highlighted and customized to denote the data usage.
Color of first and last points of sparkline can be customized.
Color of high and low points of sparkline can be customized.
It used to highlight a particular region in a sparkline to show the range of safe values. By setting the minimum and maximum ranges for range band, the outliers can be easily identified.
Axis of a sparkline can be configured and customized to show the origin of sparkline data points.