Radar (Spider) Chart for Kibana 4.3+ & Kibi 0.3+

Published: Tuesday, January 19th, 2016

Evaluating a superhero performance can be tricky … but Kibana/Kibi can help!

Say you have loaded your Elasticsearch with a bunch of reports and ratings by people on how they think superheros have performed across a number of episodes. They are rated 1 to 10 on different dimensions, e.g., “intelligence, strength, energy, speed”, etc.

How to get a real overview on how they performed globally?

The Kibana/Kibi Radar/Spider chart

Yes, the best way to evaluate how “all round” is a superhero might well be a … Spider Chart 🙂 -AKA Radar Chart … which we are happy to announce today as a component for Kibana and Kibi.

Here it is in action, averaging the scores people gave over a number of episodes …

radar 1

Or, for those who like their dashboard compact

radar 3

On periodic timescales

Other uses? well … what kind of seeds are most sold year round?  This should beat your average histogram …

radar 2

Yet more uses

If you are not tremendously into superheros, you might be interested in knowing why we developed it in the first place, which is for a use case in multidimensional “emotion” analysis (courtesy and sponsorship of the Mixed Emotions project).

For example, how “happy, surprised, excited,  etc” certain news or reactions are. Something like the graph below (unfortunately not made with this component – we do not have the data yet :))


emotion spider

The component is Apache licensed, so free for all uses.  Get it and or fork it here.

Goes great with your Kibana 4.3.x+ and Kibi 0.3.x+  (ops, not released yet – give us another couple of weeks, in the meanwhile 🙂 enjoy Kibi 0.2 which is pretty awesome anyway)

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… and by the way IF YOU ARE AROUND San Francisco NEXT MONTH SEE YOU AT ELASTICON – we’ll be around the area that week.

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