WPF Charting Documentation - SciChart WPF Charts SDK v5.x
Value Axis vs. Category Axis

SciChart 2D WPF Features several axis types. All inherit from AxisBase.

What is a Value Axis vs. a Category Axis?

SciChart WPF Features both Value Axis and Category Axis types. An explanation of these is given below:

Given the data

Age (XAxis)

Cats

Dogs

Fish

1

7

7

8

9

6

5

7

10

5

4

3

20

4

3

2

 

A Value X-Axis and Category X-Axis would display the data differently:

 

The fundamental difference is a Value-Axis uses the X-Value to compute distance on the XAxis, whereas a Category-Axis uses the X-Index. Value-Axis are primarily used in scientific software where Category –Axis are typically used in financial software (e.g. stock charts).

SciChart features both Value-Axis and Category-Axis types.

Axis Type

Value or Category

NumericAxis

Value Axis

LogarithmicNumericAxis

Value Axis

DateTimeAxis

Value Axis

TimeSpanAxis

Value Axis

CategoryDateTimeAxis

Category Axis

  

See Also

 

 


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