Articles for Plots, Axes and History

Contextual Menu

Right-clicking certain areas of the screen will bring up contextual menus that allow more advanced interactions.

Region Selection

Starting with version 1.1.0 you have the ability to select a region directly on 2D Maps and the 3D Globe.

Scatter Matrix

Clicking on the Scatter Matrix button will open a new panel with the XY, YZ, and XZ axes projections.

Axes Tools

The Axes section of the toolbar contains several options that allow you to modify the view of the plot to improve your visualizations.


Surface is a 3D plot that shows a functional relationship between a designated dependent variable and two independent variables, e.g. Y = f(X, Z).


VIP supports many different types of plots, both on Desktop and in the Virtual Reality environment.

Scatter Plot

Scatter Plot is the default visualization type. It visualizes the values of points by positioning them in space according to their value for the features mapped to the X, Y, and Z axes. It is great for visualizing numerical features.

Line Plot

Line Plots are great for visualizing how numerical values change over time or according to generic sequences.

Violin Plot

Violin Plots are useful for visualizing categorical features and numerical features simultaneously. When multiple points occupy the same space, a Violin Plot spreads them out, so you can select individual points and get a better sense for the distribution of the points.


Ellipsoids create an ellipsoid that shows the region within which, with a defined confidence percentage, the software expects points to appear in relation to the mapped positional dimensions.

Convex Hull

Convex Hull creates a geometry that envelops the entire structure of a visualization or of particular categories inside that visualization.


Histograms are useful for visualizing distributions between multiple categorical features and for simplifying visualizations of multiple numerical features.