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How to Find the Right Chart Type to Represent your Numeric Data

How to Find the Right Chart Type to Represent your Numeric Data
22 Feb 2016 Charts help you visualize numeric data in a graphical format but the problem is there are just too many types of charts to choose from. This diagram will help you pick the right chart for your data type. couch mode print story Charts help you visualize numeric data in a graphical format but the problem is there are just too many types of charts to choose from. You have bar charts, bubble charts, pie charts, line histograms and so on. If you are finding it hard to pick the right chart type for your type of data, refer to chart chooser diagram. The poster, designed by Andrew Abela, is also available as a PDF. Related: Create Graphs Online with Google Charts You may also want to check out Chart Chooser – an online tools that lets you shortlist charts visually. Comments are closed but if you want to respond, please send me an email or tweet.

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