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Hi Folks,

I got some really basic questions… like how to get started and do things…? I searched for some tutorials but most of these seem to be in Plot.ly 1.0, so I don’t think they are relevant. However, if it does the job I’ll take it.

For now, I’m just looking for some basic charting, from imported/copied Excel. One example is to build out a simple chart that has the data for the US tax tables. There are 3 categories to select, Single, Married Jointly, or Head of Household. Each of these fits into the same tax brackets:

10%
15%
25%
28%
33%
35%
39.6%

The difference is that each category has a different dollar value, EG Single filers hit the 15% bracket at $9275 wheras if you file Married jointly you get double that, at $18,550.

In plotly 2.0 I get the chance to build many grids… should I build one for each category here, or is one grid enough? I could also build many traces, but I’m not really sure about that either…

A good way to show this dataset seems to be a stacked bar chart, but when I look for the tutorial on that I get Plotly 1.0, and it doesn’t address the issue of having all of my X axis the same color, which I can’t seem to get to stick, because it only allows me to pick one color the same then doesn’t allow it in the list.

So…l where’s the dummies guide folks?! :slight_smile:

Hey!

Have you seen our Plotly 2.0 tutorials page: http://help.plot.ly/tutorials/?

We have tutorials for all different chart types, and information on how to get started. The stacked bar chart tutorial can be found here: http://help.plot.ly/stacked-bar-chart/.

Let me know if you have any questions based on the information you find there!