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Select a datasetPick a datasets to explore from the list of datasets on the public data labs page.
Dataset content pageEvery dataset has a profile page listing its content. In the right section you canpick what data to look at. In the left column you can choose what to compare by.
Four visualizationsClick the small icons to look at the data in a line chart, bar chart, map or bubblechart.
Line chartCompare data over time for multiple lines. Add and remove lines by using thecheck boxes to the left.
Bar chartAdd labels to bars by selecting check boxes. The bars are ordered so the highestone is always to the left.
MapsData with for different geographies can be put on a map as the size and colors ofbubbles.
Bubble chartYou can combine multiple indicators for vertical and horizontal positions ofbubbles, as well as size and color.
Time controlsWhenever data is available over time there is a play button and a time sliderbelow the bar charts, bubble charts and the maps. Use it to control what point intime is being visualized and to animate over time. Right below the line chart you can click Show time options, to zoom in a shortertime range on the x-axis.
Change indicator and filtersThe chart title above the line chart and bar chart is a drop down that let youchange to a different indicator in the same dataset, apply filters and changebetween logarithmic and linear scale. Maps and bubble charts have multiple datadrop downs for size, color and the two axises.
Change what to compare The compare picker let you change what to compare by. This will change what thebars, lines and bubbles represent.
Link and embedClick the small link icon in the top right corner to copy a link to the currentvisualization that you can send in an email. The link icon also gives you a htmlsnippet that you can paste into your blog post or html page.