Highcharts Time Data Chart with Irregular Intervals

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 time data chart with irregular intervals using highcharts library with examples.

Highcharts Time Data Chart Example

Following is the example of creating a time data chart with irregular intervals by setting the required time data properties using highcharts library.

 

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<head>

    <title>Highcharts Time Data with Irregular Intervals 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/series-label.js"></script>

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

    <script type="text/javascript">

        $(function() {

            Highcharts.chart('container', {

                chart: {

                    type: 'spline'

                },

                title: {

                    text: 'Snow depth at Vikjafjellet, Norway'

                },

                subtitle: {

                    text: 'Irregular time data in Highcharts JS'

                },

                xAxis: {

                    type: 'datetime',

                    dateTimeLabelFormats: { // don't display the dummy year

                        month: '%e. %b',

                        year: '%b'

                    },

                    title: {

                        text: 'Date'

                    }

                },

                yAxis: {

                    title: {

                        text: 'Snow depth (m)'

                    },

                    min: 0

                },

                tooltip: {

                    headerFormat: '<b>{series.name}</b><br>',

                    pointFormat: '{point.x:%e. %b}: {point.y:.2f} m'

                },

 

                plotOptions: {

                    spline: {

                        marker: {

                            enabled: true

                        }

                    }

                },

 

                colors: ['#6CF', '#39F', '#06C', '#036', '#000'],

 

                // Define the data points. All series have a dummy year

                // of 1970/71 in order to be compared on the same x axis. Note

                // that in JavaScript, months start at 0 for January, 1 for February etc.

                series: [{

                    name: "Winter 2014-2015",

                    data: [

                        [Date.UTC(1970, 10, 25), 0],

                        [Date.UTC(1970, 11, 6), 0.25],

                        [Date.UTC(1970, 11, 20), 1.41],

                        [Date.UTC(1970, 11, 25), 1.64],

                        [Date.UTC(1971, 0, 4), 1.6],

                        [Date.UTC(1971, 0, 17), 2.55],

                        [Date.UTC(1971, 0, 24), 2.62],

                        [Date.UTC(1971, 1, 4), 2.5],

                        [Date.UTC(1971, 1, 14), 2.42],

                        [Date.UTC(1971, 2, 6), 2.74],

                        [Date.UTC(1971, 2, 14), 2.62],

                        [Date.UTC(1971, 2, 24), 2.6],

                        [Date.UTC(1971, 3, 1), 2.81],

                        [Date.UTC(1971, 3, 11), 2.63],

                        [Date.UTC(1971, 3, 27), 2.77],

                        [Date.UTC(1971, 4, 4), 2.68],

                        [Date.UTC(1971, 4, 9), 2.56],

                        [Date.UTC(1971, 4, 14), 2.39],

                        [Date.UTC(1971, 4, 19), 2.3],

                        [Date.UTC(1971, 5, 4), 2],

                        [Date.UTC(1971, 5, 9), 1.85],

                        [Date.UTC(1971, 5, 14), 1.49],

                        [Date.UTC(1971, 5, 19), 1.27],

                        [Date.UTC(1971, 5, 24), 0.99],

                        [Date.UTC(1971, 5, 29), 0.67],

                        [Date.UTC(1971, 6, 3), 0.18],

                        [Date.UTC(1971, 6, 4), 0]

                    ]

                }, {

                    name: "Winter 2015-2016",

                    data: [

                        [Date.UTC(1970, 10, 9), 0],

                        [Date.UTC(1970, 10, 15), 0.23],

                        [Date.UTC(1970, 10, 20), 0.25],

                        [Date.UTC(1970, 10, 25), 0.23],

                        [Date.UTC(1970, 10, 30), 0.39],

                        [Date.UTC(1970, 11, 5), 0.41],

                        [Date.UTC(1970, 11, 10), 0.59],

                        [Date.UTC(1970, 11, 15), 0.73],

                        [Date.UTC(1970, 11, 20), 0.41],

                        [Date.UTC(1970, 11, 25), 1.07],

                        [Date.UTC(1970, 11, 30), 0.88],

                        [Date.UTC(1971, 0, 5), 0.85],

                        [Date.UTC(1971, 0, 11), 0.89],

                        [Date.UTC(1971, 0, 17), 1.04],

                        [Date.UTC(1971, 0, 20), 1.02],

                        [Date.UTC(1971, 0, 25), 1.03],

                        [Date.UTC(1971, 0, 30), 1.39],

                        [Date.UTC(1971, 1, 5), 1.77],

                        [Date.UTC(1971, 1, 26), 2.12],

                        [Date.UTC(1971, 3, 19), 2.1],

                        [Date.UTC(1971, 4, 9), 1.7],

                        [Date.UTC(1971, 4, 29), 0.85],

                        [Date.UTC(1971, 5, 7), 0]

                    ]

                }, {

                    name: "Winter 2016-2017",

                    data: [

                        [Date.UTC(1970, 9, 15), 0],

                        [Date.UTC(1970, 9, 31), 0.09],

                        [Date.UTC(1970, 10, 7), 0.17],

                        [Date.UTC(1970, 10, 10), 0.1],

                        [Date.UTC(1970, 11, 10), 0.1],

                        [Date.UTC(1970, 11, 13), 0.1],

                        [Date.UTC(1970, 11, 16), 0.11],

                        [Date.UTC(1970, 11, 19), 0.11],

                        [Date.UTC(1970, 11, 22), 0.08],

                        [Date.UTC(1970, 11, 25), 0.23],

                        [Date.UTC(1970, 11, 28), 0.37],

                        [Date.UTC(1971, 0, 16), 0.68],

                        [Date.UTC(1971, 0, 19), 0.55],

                        [Date.UTC(1971, 0, 22), 0.4],

                        [Date.UTC(1971, 0, 25), 0.4],

                        [Date.UTC(1971, 0, 28), 0.37],

                        [Date.UTC(1971, 0, 31), 0.43],

                        [Date.UTC(1971, 1, 4), 0.42],

                        [Date.UTC(1971, 1, 7), 0.39],

                        [Date.UTC(1971, 1, 10), 0.39],

                        [Date.UTC(1971, 1, 13), 0.39],

                        [Date.UTC(1971, 1, 16), 0.39],

                        [Date.UTC(1971, 1, 19), 0.35],

                        [Date.UTC(1971, 1, 22), 0.45],

                        [Date.UTC(1971, 1, 25), 0.62],

                        [Date.UTC(1971, 1, 28), 0.68],

                        [Date.UTC(1971, 2, 4), 0.68],

                        [Date.UTC(1971, 2, 7), 0.65],

                        [Date.UTC(1971, 2, 10), 0.65],

                        [Date.UTC(1971, 2, 13), 0.75],

                        [Date.UTC(1971, 2, 16), 0.86],

                        [Date.UTC(1971, 2, 19), 1.14],

                        [Date.UTC(1971, 2, 22), 1.2],

                        [Date.UTC(1971, 2, 25), 1.27],

                        [Date.UTC(1971, 2, 27), 1.12],

                        [Date.UTC(1971, 2, 30), 0.98],

                        [Date.UTC(1971, 3, 3), 0.85],

                        [Date.UTC(1971, 3, 6), 1.04],

                        [Date.UTC(1971, 3, 9), 0.92],

                        [Date.UTC(1971, 3, 12), 0.96],

                        [Date.UTC(1971, 3, 15), 0.94],

                        [Date.UTC(1971, 3, 18), 0.99],

                        [Date.UTC(1971, 3, 21), 0.96],

                        [Date.UTC(1971, 3, 24), 1.15],

                        [Date.UTC(1971, 3, 27), 1.18],

                        [Date.UTC(1971, 3, 30), 1.12],

                        [Date.UTC(1971, 4, 3), 1.06],

                        [Date.UTC(1971, 4, 6), 0.96],

                        [Date.UTC(1971, 4, 9), 0.87],

                        [Date.UTC(1971, 4, 12), 0.88],

                        [Date.UTC(1971, 4, 15), 0.79],

                        [Date.UTC(1971, 4, 18), 0.54],

                        [Date.UTC(1971, 4, 21), 0.34],

                        [Date.UTC(1971, 4, 25), 0]

                    ]

                }]

            });

        });

    </script>

</head>

<body>

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

</body>

</html>

If you observe the above example, we created a time data chart with irregular intervals using highcharts library with required properties.

 

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

 

Highcharts Time Data Chart with Irregular Intervals Example Result

 

This is how we can create a time data chart with irregular intervals using highcharts library with required properties. 

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