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Ternary Plot Mod for Spotfire® 1.0.0 (Spotfire 11.4 LTS+)

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Visualize compositional data in a three-dimensional case.



The ternary plot is a barycentric plot on three variables which sum to a constant. It graphically depicts the ratios of the three variables as positions in an equilateral triangle.


It is often used in physical chemistry, petrology, mineralogy, metallurgy, and other physical sciences to show the compositions of systems composed of three species.

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Spotfire® Analyst

Download this mod and follow the instructions below to open the mod in Spotfire Analyst:

  1. Open Spotfire® Analyst, and create an analysis by loading some data.
  2. Drag the downloaded .mod file into the analysis.
  3. The visualization mod is added to the analysis.
  4. To learn more about the capabilities and limitations of this visualization mod, read the user guide located in the downloaded folder.

For general information on how to use and share visualization mods, read the Spotfire documentation.

Data Requirement

To make the ternary plot work properly, the underlying data must be formatted in a certain way, with three numerical columns each representing different parts of a whole, per row.

The ternary plot assumes that values for each marker, across bottom (B), left (L) and right ® axis are a share of something normalizable to a SUM of B + L + R = 100% and the coordinates will be normalized as such.


For detailed information on data requirements, the available settings, and an example of how to set up the visualization, read the mod's community article.

Help & Support

This Mod for Spotfire® is not supported by Spotfire Support.

In the event of issues or to suggest features and enhancements, submit an issue in the Mod's GitHub repository.

For general questions about Mods, please post a question in the Forum for Extensions & Mods.


1.0.0 (Spotfire 11.4 LTS and later)
June 2022
- Initial release

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