The chart displays line plots, scatter plots, and area plots of up to three variables (table columns) with linear or logarithmic scales. Zoom-dependent rendering provides fast access to single data points of the data set.
The table and chart are cross-linked, meaning that the data corresponding to the selected table rows are highlighted on the chart and vice versa. Also, filtering the data in the table updates the chart accordingly.
Data import and export is done using text files (comma-separated values), or, while running in an Excel worksheet, by reading from a range of cells selected in the worksheet and writing to the worksheet. ExploreTheData makes its own copy of the data without data binding between the source worksheet and the app. The chart can be exported as a vector graphics (SVG) file.