A couple of months ago, Microsoft launched the PowerBI Visuals project on Github.
It was definitely an initial release, but it has gained some traction since. They are really pushing an open source agenda lately and this project is no different. Power BI Visuals open sources all their controls used in Power BI to the community for contributions. This is awesome.
In this post we are going to create a bullet chart that was created by Steven Few in his excellent book Information Dashboard Design – ://www.analyticspress.com/infodashdesign.html.
We are going to replicate the excellent example that was created by Mike Bostock, the creator of D3. His example can be found here ://bl.ocks.org/mbostock/4061961.
When I was going through the code for the Power BI Visuals project and scouring the web for examples, I came across a contest that Microsoft is hosting for creating your own Power BI Visuals. This contest is new and runs until October 1, 2015. There are a few entries so far and unfortunately, someone beat me to the bullet chart.
The entry for the bullet chart was submitted by Daniel Perilli who works for SQLBI and his code can be found here. He did an excellent job and followed the example create by Mike Bostock cited early in this post. Here is what his looks like compared to the D3 version:
|Daniel Perilli – SQLBI|
by Edward Bunt