Spotfire fivethirtyeight theme

fivethirtyeight.com produces gorgeous graphs & plots. Even if they don’t really follow a consistent color scheme and format, it does exist a « fivethirtyeight » ‘s theme. (for exemple, there’s a R package adding a fivethirtyeight touch to ggplot’s plots.)

Based on this article : 3 Minimalist Dashboards with Great Style from the (awesome) Plotly team, here’s a fivefirthyeight theme for Spotfire :

This theme features :

  • Light gray background with dark text-color for better readability
  • No ugly-solid border between visualizations
  • Big readable centered titles for visualizations
  • fivethirtyeight’s color palette (categorical & continuous scale)
  • many other default settings & tweaks for clearer and nicer graphs !

The Spotfire analysis also contains a special trick (custom HTML&JS) allowing you to have a floating legend above your chart :

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Fivethirtyeight sometime’s use alternate color scheme, a dedicated tab allows you to use those colors and alternate graphs.

Last but not least, this theme contains an « About » tab with a great fade-in intro card :

As usual, the dxp is available for download on Exchange.ai

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