Try an Example
A line graph is a quick and simple way to connect each data point together.
After selecting 'Line plot' under 'Chart Type', you can check out an example before adding your own data. Clicking the 'try an example' button will show what a sample chart looks like after adding data and playing with the style. You'll also see what labels and style attributes were selected for this specific chart, as well as the end result.
You can also use the data featured in this tutorial by clicking on 'Open This Data in Plotly' on the left-hand side. It'll open in your workspace.
Add Your Data to Plotly
Head to Plotly’s new online workspace and add your data. You have the option of typing directly in the grid, uploading your file, or entering a URL of an online dataset. Plotly accepts .xls, .xlsx, or .csv files. For more information on how to enter your data, see this tutorial.
Create Your Chart
After adding your own data, go to GRAPH on the left-hand side, then 'Create'. Choose 'Line plot' under 'Chart type'.
Click on GRAPH on the left-hand side to add your x-axis and y-axis to your line plot. After selecting ‘Line plot', you should then fill out the X and Y dropdown to create the plot.
This will create a raw line plot, as seen below.
Style a Chart
You can choose your colors, text position, or typeface. Click on STYLE on the left-hand side to play around with the style of your chart.
To change the colors, click on ‘Traces’ under the same STYLE tab. Note that certain colors and typeface are only available with a PRO subscription. Click here to upgrade!
To add a title to your plot, you can type it directly on the title by double-clicking it.
The same can be done for the axis labels, and legend.
Another option is to visit the 'Layout' section under STYLE, click on 'Text' and enter your title in the box, as shown below.
Save and Share
Your chart is now done! Click SAVE on the left-hand side.
Give your PLOT and DATA a filename and select them as 'Public' or 'Private'. For more information on how sharing works, including the difference between private, public, and secret sharing, visit this page.