27.3.7 Parallel Plot


Parallel Plot Color Scale.png

Data Requirements

Select at least two columns of values or a range of values from at least two columns. Plot designation does not matter; selected columns will be treated as Y columns.

Creating the Graph

  1. Select required data.
  2. Select Plot > Categorical: Parallel Plot.

or

  1. Click the Parallel Plot button Button parallel plot.png on the 2D Graphs toolbar.
Parallel Coordinates Plot 02.png


For information on the customizing parallel plots, see these topics:

Template

Parallel.otpu (installed to the EXE folder of Origin)

Notes

  1. There are three parallel plot variations:
  2. Parallel plot variations.png
    • The basic parallel plot (Plot > 2D: Parallel Plot: Parallel Plot), plots variables on continuous (numeric) scales and uses a color scale for the graph legend.
    • The parallel index plot (Plot > 2D: Parallel Plot: Parallel Index) also plots variables on continuous scales but uses a grouping column (a column of Categorical Data) to create the legend and assign plot color.
    • The parallel sets plot (Plot > 2D: Parallel Plot: Parallel Sets) plots categorical variables on each axis.
  3. When you drag and drop a column of values to a parallel plot, the new column will be added to the last.