Choosing.a.good.chart

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Choosing.a.good.chart

  1. 1. Chart Suggestions—A Thought-Starter Variable Width Table or Table with Bar Chart Column Chart Circular Area Chart Line Chart Column Chart Line Chart Column Chart Embedded Charts Many Items Few Items Cyclical Data Non-Cyclical Data Single or Few Categories Many Categories Two Variables Many per Item Categories Few Categories Many Periods Few Periods One Variable per Item Over Time Among Items Column Histogram Few Single Data Comparison Variable Points Scatter Chart Two Variables What would you Line Histogram Relationship Distribution Many like to show? Data Points Bubble Chart Th ree Composition Scatter Chart Variables Two Variables Changing Static Over Time 3D Area Chart Th ree Few Periods Many Periods Variables Only Relative Relative and Absolute Only Relative Relative and Absolute Simple Share Accumulation or ComponentsDifferences Matter Differences Matter Differences Matter Differences Matter of Total Subtraction to Total of Components Stacked 100% Stacked Stacked 100% Stacked Area Chart Pie Chart Waterfall Chart Stacked 100% Column Chart Column Chart Column Chart Area Chart with Subcomponents © 2006 A. Abela — a.v.abela@gmail.com

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