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Plotting a trapezoid on a chart and calculating its area

Communicator

Hi All,

I am trying to plot a trapezoid over a chart and calculate it’s area to find a value that I am interested in. Please refer image.
If I can get the length of the two sides and the height from base, then I can calculate the area of the trapezoid. Is there any in-built function to do this? Or else is there a way I can plot the trapezoid over a chart and find the necessary values?

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Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

You might be able to do this using some of the external visualization libraries via the API, but there is no built-in function that would calculate that information for you unless you have the datapoints and could perform all the math using eval yourself.

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Communicator

The reason I need to approximate is I need to intrapolate the values using percentile.

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Super Champion

I don't understand why you want to approximate that which can be determined exactly with less work.

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Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

You might be able to do this using some of the external visualization libraries via the API, but there is no built-in function that would calculate that information for you unless you have the datapoints and could perform all the math using eval yourself.

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Communicator

I used custom python script to achieve this.

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