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An area chart or area graph displays graphically quantitive data. It is based on the line chart. The area between axis and line are commonly emphasized with colors, textures and hatchings. Commonly one compares with an area chart two or more quantities.

Area Graphs combine the features of Line Graphs and Stacked Bar Graphs by coloring the areas underneath each line. These area segments are stacked on top of each other, as in a Stacked Bar graph, so that the total size of the area at each category reflects the cumulative value of all data items in that category. Each data series in the graph corresponds to a colored segment of the total area. The first series is always the top area segment. The example below shows how Area graphs work.

Area graphs are in the Standard Data Class.

Area Graphs are useful for showing group trends and comparing trends between individual data series. For example, the example above shows year-by-year trends in overall market penetration for a certain product type. It also breaks down market penetration by brand, with each area segment revealing year-by-year market penetration trends for a different brand. Area Graphs can be used to:

Display changes in cumulative value or percentage over time Compare groups on outcome measurements Display group trends


To create an Area graph with ITXML, use a command similar to the following: <cit:area-graph Name=graph Type=Area> For more information about ITXML, see ITXML in the Corda 7 Developer Reference.