Bubble Pack Charts

Note: See our Bubble Chart Gallery for inspiration on all the different bubble pack chart possibilities.

Bubble Pack Chart Types and Options

ZingChart bubble pack charts (aka bubble clouds or packed circle charts) use the type attribute and the options object. In your chart object, add a type attribute and set the value to bubble-pack. Next, create an options object.

Without further modification, here is how the default bubble pack chart appears:

{
	type: 'bubble-pack',
	plotarea: {
	  margin: 10
	},
	series: chartData
}
https://app.zingsoft.com/demos/embed/COCMCKD1
https://app.zingsoft.com/demos/embed/COCMCKD1

Data

Provide your chart data in the series array. In the array, create an object and assign a value to the id, parent, name, value, and group attributes.

id is the bubble id; parent specifies the parent bubble id; name is the name of the bubble; value is the numerical value of the bubble object being added; and group is specifies which group the bubble is placed in.

series: [
  {id: 'theworld', parent: '', name: 'The World', group: ''},
  {id: 'denmark', parent: 'theworld', name: 'Denmark', value: 5733551, group: 'europe'},
  {id: 'finland', parent: 'theworld', name: 'Finland', value: 5523231, group: 'europe'},
  {id: 'norway', parent: 'theworld', name: 'Norway', value: 5305383, group: 'europe'},
  ...,
  {id: 'someId', parent: 'someParentId', name: 'someName', value: someValue, group: 'someGroup'}
]

Chart-Specific Properties

You can use the options object to configure the bubble pack chart with format, groupFilter, maxItems, minSize, padding, and palette properties.

format

The format object is used to configure how data is displayed inside of the bubbles. Within the format object, use these attributes to change the configuration: short, decimals, decimalsSeparator, and thousandsSeparator.

Setting short: true writes the bubble values in shorthand; decimals specifies how many decimal places of the bubble value will be displayed; decimalsSeparator and thousandsSeparator specify the separator used for the decimal position and the thousands position.

short: true Bubble Pack Chart

{
	type: 'bubble-pack',
	options: {
	  format: {
	    short: true,
	    decimals: 1,
	    decimalsSeparator: '.',
	    thousandsSeparator: ','
	  }
	}
}
https://app.zingsoft.com/demos/embed/Y4YS3OBF
https://app.zingsoft.com/demos/embed/Y4YS3OBF

short: false Bubble Pack Chart

{
	type: 'bubble-pack',
	options: {
	  format: {
	    short: false,
	    decimals: 1,
	    decimalsSeparator: '.',
	    thousandsSeparator: ','
	  }
	}
}
https://app.zingsoft.com/demos/embed/VYC5GQZ1
https://app.zingsoft.com/demos/embed/VYC5GQZ1

groupFilter

The groupFilter array lets you choose which groups to display on the chart. The data may contain multiple groups; just add the group names as comma separated strings inside the groupFilter array. You can also use groupFilter to filter out data you don't want displayed.

groupFilter: ['southamerica', 'europe'] Bubble Pack Chart

{
	type: 'bubble-pack',
	options: {
	  groupFilter: ['southamerica', 'europe'],
	},
	series: chartData
}
https://app.zingsoft.com/demos/embed/3ZG9CRWI
https://app.zingsoft.com/demos/embed/3ZG9CRWI

groupFilter: ['europe'] Bubble Pack Chart

Here is a bubble pack chart that uses groupFilter to only show European countries:

{
	type: 'bubble-pack',
	options: {
	  groupFilter: ['europe']
	}
}
https://app.zingsoft.com/demos/embed/VYC5GQZ1
https://app.zingsoft.com/demos/embed/VYC5GQZ1

maxItems

Use maxItems to display a maximum number of bubbles in a bubble pack group.

{
    type: 'bubble-pack',
    plotarea: {
      margin: 10
    },
    options: {
      maxItems: 5
    }
}
https://app.zingsoft.com/demos/embed/9UEJF82C
https://app.zingsoft.com/demos/embed/9UEJF82C

minSize

Use minSize to display bubbles with a minimum pixel size.

{
    type: 'bubble-pack',
    plotarea: {
      margin: 10
    },
    options: {
      padding: '2px',
      minSize: '30px'
    }
}
https://app.zingsoft.com/demos/embed/16YJYDJ5
https://app.zingsoft.com/demos/embed/16YJYDJ5

padding

Use padding to add padding around the bubbles in the chart.

{
    type: 'bubble-pack',
    plotarea: {
      margin: 10
    },
    options: {
      padding: '15px'
    }
}
https://app.zingsoft.com/demos/embed/BWNX6PCG
https://app.zingsoft.com/demos/embed/BWNX6PCG

palette

The palette array will allow you to change the colors of the bubbles. The first index is the background color for the overall bubble. The subsequent indices are for colors of bubbles.

options: {
	palette: ['#ff5252', '#448aff', '#ffab40'],
}
https://app.zingsoft.com/demos/embed/DEEWEB6U
https://app.zingsoft.com/demos/embed/DEEWEB6U

Summary

Have questions about how bubble pack charts work? We're happy to help! Email support@zingchart.com or start a chat right here on this page for support.