Understanding Highcharts#

To get to grasp with how Highcharts works it is important to understand the various parts or concepts of a chart.

Below is an image and a description of the main concepts in a chart.

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Title#

Is the text that will be presented at the top of a chart.

See Title and subtitle for more information.

Series#

Is one or more series of data presented on a chart.

See Series for more information.

Tooltip#

When hovering over a series or a point on the chart you can get a tooltip that describes the values on that particular part of the chart.

See Tooltip for more information.

Legend#

The legend show the data series in the graph and allows for enabling and disabling one or more series.

See Legend for more information.

Axes#

The x and y-axis of the chart, can also use multiple axes for different dataseries. Most chart types, like the typical cartesian types line and column, have axes. Polar charts have an X axis that spans around the perimeter of the chart, and even gauges have a single value axis. Pie charts don't have axes.

See Axes for more information.