Graph Settings

The Graph Settings control a few aesthetic details of your graph. Changing these will not affect your goal in any way, so feel free to experiment as much as you want with them. You can find this section near the bottom of the Settings tab below the graph.

Line type

This controls how each day's datapoint is connected on your graph. You have three options:

  • steppy: if you want to clearly see how much you did on a given day

  • rosy: a smoother transition between days (and does various fanciness in the case of nonmonotone data)

  • none: if you don't need no stinkin' lines

Turquoise swath

If this option is checked, Beeminder will plot a turquoise-ish swath that represents a polynomial fit of your data, in addition to the other graph features.

Moving average

If this option is checked, Beeminder will plot a purple line that represents the moving average of your data, in addition to your line type and the turquoise swath (if enabled). The graph below has a line type of none and the moving average enabled to highlight the overall trend, rather than the specific datapoints each day.

Hide the numbers on the y-axis of the graph

If this option is checked, Beeminder will draw your graph with no y-axis increments labeled. This is nice when you want to share your weight goal with people without revealing what you weigh!

x-min & x-max

Use these fields to set the earliest & latest dates shown on the graph. x-min defaults to the start date of your goal, while x-max defaults to two weeks from today.

x-min is particularly useful because it can be used to "reset" the graph by hiding all previous data. This can give you the feeling of a fresh start, without having to archive the goal, create a new one, or do a huge batch of data deletion (by the way, deleting data won't work to start fresh — you'll just derail your goal a bunch!).

One note: x-max cannot be set in the past.

y-min & y-max

Use these fields to set the highest & lowest values shown on the graph. The defaults are determined by your datapoints. These fields are used much less often than x-min and x-max are!

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