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Packed Circle

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Packed Circle diagrams use containment to represent the hierarchy. Although circle packing is not as space-efficient as a treemap, it better reveals the hierarchy.

Get Started

Step 1: Download the plugin

Step 2: Follow the simple instructions for adding the plugin to your existing Pentaho BA Server
Step 3: Get Creative - explore your data, build cool stuff, amaze your friends and co-workers!

These visualizations are provided for demonstration purposes ONLY. They are provided with no warranty or commitments regarding the quality of the sample and/or platform support. Many of the underlying charting libraries used in these samples only work on a subset of browsers that are part of Pentaho's official support matrix.

Working With Packed Circle Graphs



  1. Drag one or more attributes into the "Data Points" shelf of the layout panel to define which members you wish to plot. 
  2. Drag a measure into the measure shelf.

  • Click on one or more circles in the Packed Circle graph to filter data using the fly-out filtering bar (Keep Only|Exclude|Clear Selections)
  • Double-click on a circle to drill into the hierarchy (assuming you are analyzing a Mondrian cube containing hierarchical dimensions).

Tell Us What You Think

We're having lots of fun experimenting with various emerging visualization technologies and we would love to get your feedback.  Here are a couple of ways you can share:

  • Update the Packed Circle enhancement ticket
    • Post feedback about additional ideas for improvements
    • Get out and vote!  All of the visualizations we are sharing are prototypes which we can consider for inclusion in future GA releases of the Pentaho suite.  Voting for an enhancement is a great way to influence the priority in which we 'product-ize' these visualizations
  • Tweet about it - got feedback or a cool example you've created and want to share? Tweet your comments or screenshots to #12DaysOfViz

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