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General (toc)

Purpose: analysis of the metrics of tracked plots from current and historic tracks. Plotting is independant of event registration (sailing, weather and sea conditions). Therefore feeding data to the Barchart requires no special effort from your side, except doing some tracking.

The Barchart subpage - or just 'Barchart' - opens from:

Its content is based on:

The Barchart suppage - as well as the Piechart subpage - is based on the Charts library licensed under Apache License 2.0 - Copyright 2015 Daniel Cohen Gindi & Philipp Jahoda.

The duet picker panel (toc)

is placed at the top and consists of two independant wheels:

The Barchart picker panel

The Metric picker to the left selects what to show:

The Granularity picker to the right selects how to show:

Calculation rules (toc)

The time range specified with The datepickers is used to fetch plots (aka locations) falling within that range, measured by seconds. For precise specification, use the   Use date+clock   button in History mainpage. Barchart calculations and display of time are based on seconds - independant of that button.

Effective time range display (toc)

'Empty time' from Time from to first plot found, as well as 'empty time' from last plot found to Time till is cropped to produce an effective time range:

                  ...........datepickers........
    ...Plots....     ...Plots....      ...Plots....      ...Plots....
                     ...effective time range....

The example below shows how the effective time range is displayed at the bottom of the Barchart, together with the number of plots involved, as well as display of units selected with Measurement picker:

The Barchart effective time range

Time-slices (toc)

The chart consists of a number of bars, each representing a same-length time-slice. So if the effective time range covers 3600 seconds and a 4-bar granularity was chosen, then each bar represents 900 seconds.

Selecting a bar by tapping it, highlights it and displays its time-slice, replacing the effective time range display:

Barchart time-slice display

At the same time, a   Map   button is enabled in the green navigation bar:

Barchart Map button

A tap at the bottom of the chart un-selects the bar and revokes the effective time range display. This can also be achieved by tapping the selected bar again.

Multiple tracks (toc)

The Barchart can cover plots from a tiny part of a single track, a whole track, parts of more tracks as well as all tracks (the whole history). Time between single tracks will / may be represented as empty bars - depending on granularity and time range:

Barchart with multiple tracks and empty bars

They are represented by zero (or zeroes) and thus invisible as bars, but tapping a zero still selects a bar and displays its time-slice; above the sixth bar was tapped (the   Map   button is replaced by a dim   No plots   text).

A dim   Too few plots   text may also appear.

The first and the last bar can never be empty because of cropping.

Examples (toc)

Below a series of screenshots of charts follow. All are based on plots from tracking during the summer season 2018.

Example 1: Distance, 8 bars (toc)

An example of the Barchart

Values for effective time range and time-slices are presented in the units selected with Measurement picker.

Example 2: Distance, 16 bars (toc)

An example of the Barchart

The granularity scale doubles for each step - therefore the distance value for a bar is split into two bars when increased one step, and the time-slice halved. For example: values 207 and 79 (in bar 5 and 6) is a split of value 286 (in bar 3 in previous example).

Example 3: Distance, 128 bars (toc)

An example of the Barchart

The individual bar values are not shown with this high granularity - not even on an iPad in Landscape format! However, with a precise hand, bar selection is still feasible - above, the very last bar is selected (whereby the   Map   button is enabled).

Example 4: Average speed, 8 bars (toc)

An example of the Barchart

No activity in the second to last bar - just like in Example 1: Distance, 8 bars. Which btw has exactly the same profile: average speed is a simple calculation of distance (example 1) divided by time-slice size (which is the same for all bars).

The not very impressive avs values are caused by inactivity most of the time.

Example 5: Max speed, 8 bars (toc)

An example of the Barchart

An okay value in the second bar (5.84 kn), though the average speed was not so good (.022 kn)!

Example 6: Barchart opened from Track mainpage (toc)

In the previous examples, the chart was opened by tapping the   Barchart   button on the History mainpage - indicated by the   < History   back button in the green navigation bar.

However, the chart may just as well be opened by tapping the   Barchart   button on the Track mainpage - the back button then displays as   < Track  :

Barchart opened from Track mainpage

Functionality is the same, whether opened from the History or the Track mainpage. In the latter case, the time range is setup as:

Like the Piechart subpage, the chart is static, i.e. it doesn't change after being opened, even if tracking is active.

Example 7: Map opened from Barchart (toc)

Metrics for a one-day trip is shown, and the tallest column is selected:

Map opened from Barchart

A tap on   Map   opens:

Map opened from Barchart

- where the Map settings were:

Map opened from Barchart

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