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Week 30: Presenting data effectively. Last week I was lucky enough to be involved in a series of workshops by Stephanie Evergreen on presenting data effectively.

Week 30: Presenting data effectively

I've walked away with a wealth of knowledge on how to choose the most appropriate chart, which tool will create it, and how to improve the chart's design to more effectively communicate my message. There are many ways to visualise data and depending on that data, some ways are more appropriate than others. For example, if I want to visualise parts of a whole, my first thought would be to use a Pie chart. Pie charts are great when the segments of data are few and have distinguishable values. However, when there are many segments of data, it can be easier to interpret them when they're arranged in a straight line, e.g. a Stacked bar.

Check out our page on Visualise data which can help you in choosing a way to represent your data. Once you've decided what kind of chart you want, you need to go ahead and create it. How to Make a Diverging Stacked Bar Chart in Excel. Using Graphics to Report Evaluation Results. "People 'consume' information in different ways and presenting information graphically can help clarify evaluation results.

Using Graphics to Report Evaluation Results

While some find text easy to digest, others find that graphics - bar charts, pie charts, illustrations and photographs - can simplify complex information, emphasize key points and create a picture of data. Graphics can also tell a story, showing proportions, comparisons, trends, geographic and technical data and, in the case of photographs, putting a 'human face' on a project. This booklet gives a brief overview of how to choose among common types of graphics and ensure that they accurately represent your data. " (Minter & Michaud, 2003) Contents Why use graphics to present evaluation results? Stephanie Evergreen. Visualization of Relationship Data. Before uploading a data file, check the samples gallery to make sure that your data format is compatible.

Your file must be plain text. Your data values must be non-negative integers. Data must be space-separated (one or more tab or space, which will be collapsed). No two rows or columns may have the same name. Column and row names must begin with a letter (e.g. Need help? If you are using the size, order or color options below, make sure your input file has the appropriate content (see samples 5-9).

Don't have a data file? Current load is 0/5. Do not use this tool on confidential, sensitive or otherwise expensive, inflammatory or incriminating information (use the offline tableviewer which has a tutorial). 9.oct.15 Updated to use Circos 0.68. 7.sep.12 Updated to use Circos 0.63. 12.mar.12 Updated sample images. 7.mar.12 Fixed cookie bugs. 14.feb.12 Fixed bugs caused by Mac and DOS line ends. 8.feb.12 Fixed bugs caused by stale cookies. 3.jan.12 More image settings.

Free Sankey Diagrams. ⇓ Inputs: ' Type a list of Flows, like this: ' SOURCE [AMOUNT] TARGET ' Examples: Wages [2000] Budget Interest [25] Budget Budget [500] Taxes Budget [450] Housing Budget [310] Food Budget [205] Transportation Budget [400] Health Care Budget [160] Other Necessities ' After all your Flows are entered, use ' the controls below to customize the ' diagram's appearance. ' For even finer control over presentation, ' see the Manual (linked above). ⇑ Size, Spacing & Shape: ⇓ Colors... ⇓ Labels & Units... ⇓ Advanced...

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Diagram Scale = 2,025 / 501.00px = 4.041916/px (For fair comparisons between diagrams, make their Units and Scale match as closely as possible.) Note: You can drag Nodes around to reposition them before export. . ⇑ Export: Once you are satisfied with your diagram, you canexport it as a .PNG image: Scale: Export 1200 x 1200 PNG. A Periodic Table of Visualization Methods. *Excel Tutorials. Juice Labs - Chart Chooser.