• Dan Rivera

Viewing Multiple Charts in i2 Analysts Notebook

Updated: Apr 9, 2020

Henry David Thoreau said, ‘It's not what you look at that matters; it's what you see. This is never more true than when you’re analyzing a chart. Because criminals don’t operate within limits, their activity can be, well…limitless. Tracking multiple activities on one chart can be a little daunting. Sometimes, multiple charts are the answer.

An Overloaded Chart
Multiple Charts in i2

Charts can hold but only so much information before they become ‘overly busy’ and convoluted. Sometimes, viewing information from different charts can help you to see the big picture.

In this post, we will teach you how to do that.

If you are not sure what I mean by a chart and want to learn more about how i2 works, check out our i2 Analyst Notebook Tutorial: Basic Training for an i2 Ninja. This is a perfect starting point for new i2 users.

The Benefit of Viewing Multiple Charts in i2 Analyst Notebook

The ability to view multiple charts of seemingly unrelated data can sometimes reveal interconnections that could have gone otherwise undetected. It will also make your life a bit simpler.

Viewing Multiple Charts in i2 ANB

Let's say you have two (or more) charts that you would like to view simultaneously. By default, when multiple charts are open they will be tabbed sequentially (as depicted below).

Dashboard with Individual Charts
Figure 1. Charts Viewed Seperately

To view multiple charts: Select the View tab > View Multiple > Select Side by Side or Above and Below option.

View Simultaneously
Figure 2. Viewing Simultaneously

The charts will be displayed evenly spaced on the screen. Each chart can be manipulated independently. You can see an example of two timeline charts stacked "Above and Below".

Two Charts on Dashboard
Figure 3. Viewing Two Charts

A Tip About Working with Multiple Charts

To return to the individual chart view, drag the tab of one chart over the tab of another chart.

How to Separate Charts
Figure 4. Separating Your Charts

What’s Next?

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