How to do a Portfolio Chart with TChart?

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How to do a Portfolio Chart with TChart?

Post by Roland » Fri Apr 17, 2015 10:37 am

Hi,
I am trying to do a portfolio chart like http://ppmexecution.com/wp-content/uplo ... 24x747.jpg with TChart.
I thought the right charttype was Bubblechart, but when I use something like ...

Series1.AddBubble(1,1,0.2,'Portfoliobubble 1');
Series1.AddBubble(-1,-1,0.2,'Portfoliobubble 2');

... both bubbles are shown on top of each other and not - as I would have expected - in the bottom left and top right corners of the portfolio.

How can I achieve a portfoliochart with TChart?

Best regards

Roland

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Re: How to do a Portfolio Chart with TChart?

Post by Yeray » Fri Apr 17, 2015 11:12 am

Hi Roland,

To put the Left and bottom axes in the middle of the chart:

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  Chart1.Axes.Left.PositionPercent:=50;
  Chart1.Axes.Bottom.PositionPercent:=50;
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Re: How to do a Portfolio Chart with TChart?

Post by Roland » Fri Apr 17, 2015 1:17 pm

Hi Yeray,
thanks - I know that, but this does not solve my problem.
My problem is that the X value seems to be neglected when I use

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Series1.AddBubble(1,1,0.2,'test1');
Series1.AddBubble(-1,-1,0.2,'test2');
The bubbles are shown in the correct Y value position but in the same X value position.

What do I need to do to have them in different X positions?

Best regards and thanks for your effort

Roland

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Re: How to do a Portfolio Chart with TChart?

Post by Yeray » Fri Apr 17, 2015 1:54 pm

Hi Roland,
Roland wrote: My problem is that the X value seems to be neglected when I use

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Series1.AddBubble(1,1,0.2,'test1');
Series1.AddBubble(-1,-1,0.2,'test2');
The bubbles are shown in the correct Y value position but in the same X value position.
I've added a chart to a new simple application using TeeChart v2015.14 and the following code:

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uses BubbleCh;

procedure TForm1.FormCreate(Sender: TObject);
begin
  Chart1.View3D:=false;

  with Chart1.AddSeries(TBubbleSeries) as TBubbleSeries do
  begin
    AddBubble(1,1,0.2,'test1');
    AddBubble(-1,-1,0.2,'test2');
  end;

  Chart1.Axes.Bottom.LabelStyle:=talValue;
end;
And this is what I get, that seems to be correct to me:
2015-04-17_1548.png
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If this is not what you are getting please tell us what environment are you using (what exact TeeChart, IDE version and OS) and please arrange a simple example project we can run as-is to reproduce the problem here.

Thanks in advance.
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Re: How to do a Portfolio Chart with TChart?

Post by Roland » Fri Apr 17, 2015 2:06 pm

Hi.
That works in the same way for me, but the problem is that I do not want digit values but simply good, neutral, bad labels on the axis and that on all sides of the chart ... (see attachment)

I had problems to get that.

Ok - I achieved what I wanted now, but I do not understand why I need to do it like that - imo it should be easier - perhabs it is and I simply use TChart not in a good way. But I guess a certain complexity cannot be prevented when a component is such mighty as TChart ...

I do it now as follows ...
I added four custom axises to the chart.

In the chart setup I do ...

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Chart.Axes.Left.Automatic := false;
Chart.Axes.Right.Automatic := false;
Chart.Axes.Bottom.Automatic := false;
Chart.Axes.Top.Automatic := false;
Chart.Axes.Left.Visible := false;
Chart.Axes.Right.Visible := false;
Chart.Axes.Bottom.Visible := false;
Chart.Axes.Top.Visible := false;
Series1.AddBubble(1,1,0.2,'test1');
Series1.AddBubble(-1,-1,0.2,'test2');
SetAxisLabelsGoodNeutralBad(0);
SetAxisLabelsGoodNeutralBad(1);
SetAxisLabelsGoodNeutralBad(2);
SetAxisLabelsGoodNeutralBad(3);
SetAxisLabelGoodNeutralBad contains ...

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  Chart.CustomAxes[AAxisId].Automatic := false;
  Chart.CustomAxes[AAxisId].Items.Clear;
  Chart.CustomAxes[AAxisId].Items.Add(1,'gut');
  Chart.CustomAxes[AAxisId].Items.Add(0,'neutral');
  Chart.CustomAxes[AAxisId].Items.Add(-1,'schlecht');
Please let me know if there is an easier way.

Thanks a lot again for your help.
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Re: How to do a Portfolio Chart with TChart?

Post by Yeray » Mon Apr 20, 2015 8:18 am

Hello,

You should be able to do the same using the default Left/Right/Top/Bottom axes instead of using Custom Axes:

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var Series1: TBubbleSeries;

procedure TForm1.FormCreate(Sender: TObject);
begin
  Chart.View3D:=false;
  Series1:=Chart.AddSeries(TBubbleSeries) as TBubbleSeries;
  Series1.VertAxis:=aBothVertAxis;
  Series1.HorizAxis:=aBothHorizAxis;

  Series1.AddBubble(1,1,0.2,'test1');
  Series1.AddBubble(-1,-1,0.2,'test2');
  SetAxisLabelsGoodNeutralBad(Chart.Axes.Left);
  SetAxisLabelsGoodNeutralBad(Chart.Axes.Right);
  SetAxisLabelsGoodNeutralBad(Chart.Axes.Top);
  SetAxisLabelsGoodNeutralBad(Chart.Axes.Bottom);
end;

procedure TForm1.SetAxisLabelsGoodNeutralBad(AAxis: TChartAxis);
begin
  AAxis.Grid.Visible:=false;
  AAxis.Items.Clear;
  AAxis.Items.Add(1,'gut');
  AAxis.Items.Add(0,'neutral');
  AAxis.Items.Add(-1,'schlecht');
end;
I've seen InflateMargins doesn't work fine for the Top axis in the TBubbleSeries when HorizAxis=aBothHorizAxis, so I've added it to the public tracker (B1197), and I already fixed it for the next maintenance release.
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Re: How to do a Portfolio Chart with TChart?

Post by Roland » Mon Apr 20, 2015 10:09 am

Super Support.
I will give your code a try. Thanks a lot.

Best regards

Roland

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Re: How to do a Portfolio Chart with TChart?

Post by Roland » Wed Apr 22, 2015 3:36 pm

Works great.
Thanks.

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