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I have a large set of data, having more than 100,000 entries.

For example:

        Users
    1   2335
    2   2480
    3   2998
    4   450
    5   816
    .   .
    .   .
    .   .
    .   .
100000  621

I want to display a line chart.

The first column in the above data are the x-axis values and the second column (Users) are the y-axis values.

The chart that is getting displayed with these 100,000 rows is like this: enter image description here

I don't want all the entries to be shown in graph, but instead I want to show data after specific intervals, to get something like this: enter image description here

This image is a just a representation of how the graph should look like. The x-axis values should be integers as shown in example data above in first column.

How do I do this?

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    Your first graph has an integer x-axis. Your second has time. What is their relationship? What have you tried? – Adam Mar 21 '17 at 18:09
  • In order to show data every X intervals, I believe you'll need to create a secondary data table to choose from. You can format a chart to show the X-Axis labels every X intervals, but AFAIK you can't also hide that data at the same time, just by chart formatting. – BruceWayne Mar 21 '17 at 18:32
  • If the x axes values and range are meant to be the same, and you are just trying to remove some number of points...have you considered adding a trendline with a rolling average? With data that has that much noise in it, choosing the 100th point versus 101st could make for a big difference. A rolling average will give a general sense of how things are improving or worsening over time. – Adam Mar 21 '17 at 18:50
  • @Adam the second graph is just a representation of how I want the graph to be. X-axis should have integer values. – user5155835 Mar 22 '17 at 6:12
  • @Adam Also, please can you tell how to add a trendline with rolling average as you said. I'm looking for intervals of 1000 – user5155835 Mar 22 '17 at 6:23

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