Highcharts Basic Area Chart

In the previous chapters, we learned how to setup highcharts library and how to create a chart with required configurations using highcharts library in our webpage. Now, we will learn how to create a basic area chart using highcharts library with examples.

Highcharts Basic Area Chart Example

Following is the example of creating a basic area chart by setting the required area chart properties using highcharts library.

 

<html>

<head>

    <title>Highcharts Basic Area Chart</title>

    <script src="https://code.jquery.com/jquery-3.4.1.min.js"></script>

    <script src="https://code.highcharts.com/highcharts.js"></script>

    <script src="https://code.highcharts.com/modules/exporting.js"></script>

    <script src="https://code.highcharts.com/modules/export-data.js"></script>

    <script type="text/javascript">

        $(function() {

            Highcharts.chart('container', {

                chart: {

                    type: 'area'

                },

                title: {

                    text: 'US and USSR nuclear stockpiles'

                },

                subtitle: {

                    text: 'Sources: thebulletin.org'

 

                },

                xAxis: {

                    allowDecimals: false,

                    labels: {

                        formatter: function() {

                            return this.value; // clean, unformatted number for year

                        }

                    }

                },

                yAxis: {

                    title: {

                        text: 'Nuclear weapon states'

                    },

                    labels: {

                        formatter: function() {

                            return this.value / 1000 + 'k';

                        }

                    }

                },

                tooltip: {

                    pointFormat: '{series.name} had stockpiled <b>{point.y:,.0f}</b><br/>warheads in {point.x}'

                },

                plotOptions: {

                    area: {

                        pointStart: 1940,

                        marker: {

                            enabled: false,

                            symbol: 'circle',

                            radius: 2,

                            states: {

                                hover: {

                                    enabled: true

                                }

                            }

                        }

                    }

                },

                series: [{

                    name: 'USA',

                    data: [

                        null, null, null, null, null, 6, 11, 32, 110, 235,

                        369, 640, 1005, 1436, 2063, 3057, 4618, 6444, 9822, 15468,

                        20434, 24126, 27387, 29459, 31056, 31982, 32040, 31233, 29224, 27342,

                        26662, 26956, 27912, 28999, 28965, 27826, 25579, 25722, 24826, 24605,

                        24304, 23464, 23708, 24099, 24357, 24237, 24401, 24344, 23586, 22380,

                        21004, 17287, 14747, 13076, 12555, 12144, 11009, 10950, 10871, 10824,

                        10577, 10527, 10475, 10421, 10358, 10295, 10104, 9914, 9620, 9326,

                        5113, 5113, 4954, 4804, 4761, 4717, 4368, 4018

                    ]

                }, {

                    name: 'USSR/Russia',

                    data: [null, null, null, null, null, null, null, null, null, null,

                        5, 25, 50, 120, 150, 200, 426, 660, 869, 1060,

                        1605, 2471, 3322, 4238, 5221, 6129, 7089, 8339, 9399, 10538,

                        11643, 13092, 14478, 15915, 17385, 19055, 21205, 23044, 25393, 27935,

                        30062, 32049, 33952, 35804, 37431, 39197, 45000, 43000, 41000, 39000,

                        37000, 35000, 33000, 31000, 29000, 27000, 25000, 24000, 23000, 22000,

                        21000, 20000, 19000, 18000, 18000, 17000, 16000, 15537, 14162, 12787,

                        12600, 11400, 5500, 4512, 4502, 4502, 4500, 4500

                    ]

                }]

            });

        });

    </script>

</head>

<body>

    <div id="container" style="width: 100%; height: 400px;"> </div>

</body>

</html>

If you observe the above example, we created a basic area chart using highcharts library with required properties.

 

When we execute the above highcharts example, we will get the result like as shown below.

 

Highcharts Basic Area Chart Example Result

 

This is how we can create a basic area chart using highcharts library with required properties. 

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