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

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