I'm using class data for a university and am hoping to create a graphical vision of classes for a dept in a weekday grid. The concept would be something like this:
The problem I started with is that the classes look like this in my datafile:
Ok so through some trial and error I was able to split the meeting time field and work separately on the days of the week (R stands for Thursday.) I created a reference table that I could join to so that a class with multiple days showed up multiple times:
So Econ 2315 ends up repeating three times because it is on three different weekdays. That solved one problem of being able to see a single row in each associated weekday. Pivoting on my new weekday field got me this:
Great! Kind of useful. We have 4 classes that start at 8 AM each day of the week. 2 are on Mon/Wed/Thu and 2 are Tues/Fri. Now I want to have a visualization that would look like a bar graph of some kind that starts at 8 for example and continues for the hour and 5 minutes it lasts. (And yes my initial calculations of class length aren't accurate)
I'm really lost on this par and looking for guidance. I'm thinking maybe I need a separate axis on the right for end time? Gantt chart?
Yes you can create a gantt chart. Put weekday in your rows shelf, then the start time in the columns (have it as a continuous field).
Then bring your class length as size in the marks card.