Groups

This Silk tutorial teaches you everything you need to know about the Group visualization. For information about Silk’s visualizations in general, check out this tutorial

The group visualization groups pages together where a tag has the same value.

How to create a group visualization

As with all visualizations, the group visualization can be viewed and adjusted on the explore page. Hit the ‘explore’ tab on top of each page to see a menu and click the ‘group’ button.

Use the ‘Collection’ picker to select the collection of datacards you want to visualize. Select the tag to group on with the ‘Group by’ picker.

If you’re the owner of the Silk, you can click the green ‘Publish’ button to publish the visualization to your home page or another page.

You can also add a group to your Silk by editing your home page or another page, and use the ‘+’ icon anywhere you want to the group. Select ‘group’ from the ‘visualization’ menu.

Build a group view

Click on the ‘Collection’ button. Select from the different available collections. You can only use one collection at a time.

If you don’t select a tag under the ‘Group by’ dropdown, the pages will be grouped by their first letter.

If you select a tag containing text under the ‘Group by’ dropdown, the pages will be grouped by the tag’s values.

If you select a tag containing numbers or years under the ‘Group by’ dropdown, the pages will be grouped by a range of the tag’s numbers or years.

Let us give you examples of those with groups made on the Solar System and Ebola Outbreaks Silk:

No tag is selected under the ‘Group by’ pulldown, pages are grouped by first letter

The ‘Kind’ tag is selected under the ‘Group by’ pulldown. The datacards are grouped by their kind, so you can see which planets are gas giants and which are terrestrial planets.

The ‘Deaths’ tag is selected under the ‘Group by’ pulldown. The pages about complete Ebola outbreaks are grouped by the number of casualties during each outbreak.

Filtering your charts

Click on the ‘Add filter’ button to filter your data.

You can filter your results by text, values that occur often, ranges, and more. Either type the filters into the pre-set filter boxes or click the ‘Add filter’ button and select a new filter from the available tags.

For more information, see the help article on filtering.

Share and embed visualization

A sharing button is located above every Silk visualization, and on every explore page.

You can share the visualization on Twitter or Facebook. The share link will take people to the exact same page and visualization view that was showing when you clicked the ‘Share’ button.

You can also embed a visualization on your website or blog. Click ‘Share’ then click on the ‘Embed’ button. Copy the embed code to your clipboard. Paste the code into the editor for your website or blog.