Create a Dynamic HTML Slider for Power BI

If you have followed some of my recent posts, you may have noticed that I have focused a lot on the HTML Viewer custom visual for Power BI. As I have started using it, I have enjoyed the versatility that it brings to reports. Having HTML easily available without having to build a custom visual…

Creating Slopegraphs in Power BI

Did you know that it’s easy to transform Power BI’s Line Chart into a Slopegraph? No DAX or fancy workarounds are required. Slopegraphs are a great way to judge the rate and magnitude of change by looking at the steepness of a line’s slope. With a slopegraph, it is also easier to discern how different elements…

Building Horizon Graphs in Power BI

Horizon graphs are an intriguing but initially confusing way of looking at time series. Once you get familiar with the layout, you can simply think of it as a more space-efficient way of rendering a common line or area chart. Where there is a broad range in the data from low values to high values, horizon graphs condense…

R Maps in Microsoft Power BI: Small Multiples

After an initial introduction to R maps in Power BI, let’s explore another topic: small multiples. This technique is used to make comparisons by showing variations of the same map plotted together in a grid. It is not limited to maps though. Nearly every type of plot could work well when viewed as a small multiple.   Small multiples…

R Maps in Microsoft Power BI: Getting Started

Are you using maps in Power BI but desire more control over the final visual? The following tutorial introduces the potential for using R to move beyond the default maps in Power BI. Starting with basics, we will step through a series of simple maps that plot airfield locations in the Great Lakes region of the United States. Although there are many mapping…