Two-axis graph

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You use two-axis graph to plot two-axis column-and-polyline charts or two-axis polyline charts. Below is the plotting algorithm for a two-axis column-and-polyline chart:

 

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=canvas()

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=demo.query("select * from STATES where STATEID<6")

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=A2.new(ABBR,"Population":Type,POPULATION/1000000:Value)

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=A2.new(ABBR,"Area":Type,AREA/1000:Value)

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=A3|A4

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=A1.plot("Graph2Axis","categories":A5.(ABBR+","+Type),"values": A5.(Value),"drawShade":false,"lineThick":2,"yTitle":"Population(M);Area(K sq. mi)","yTitleAngle":90,"axisRightColor":-3355444)

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=A1.draw@p(500,250)

A5 concatenates records of population and those of areas to generate data for chart plotting:

Data property setting for a two-axis column-and-polyline chart is similar to that for a column chart with both category and series:

During setting the properties, titles are added for the two vertical axes with units designated. In this case a semicolon is used to separate them:

A6 removes shading effect for the polyline and increases the thick value. Now here’s A7’s plotting result:

The data for chart plotting in the above algorithm includes only two series of data: population and area of each state. Plot the first data series as columns with the left vertical axis and plot the second data series as a polyline with the right vertical axis. If there are more than two series of data, plot them as columns and lines evenly.

Modify Type property of the two-axis graph to 2Axis2Line:

Then a two-axis polyline chart will be plotted, in which the first data series will be plotted as a polyline with the left vertical axis. The plotting result is: