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Which Chart Do I Use? An Infographic Guide

March 31st, 2015


Do you know when to use a line or a bar graph? A lot of us create graphs the way we choose dish soap at the grocery store, without much thought and based on habit.The final product (a beautiful and insightful graph) deserves more thought than that. Consider the best chart for various scenarios or audiences. Do you want to communicate a trend over time? Or perhaps display rankings quickly? In this infographic you’ll find a quick guide on when to use which chart for each charting scenario you find yourself in.

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Depending on your audience or the story you’d like to tell, you ┬ámay want to tweak your presentation as well. Move through your thought process to answer the high-level questions you have without getting distracted by formulas or formatting. Sign up for a free DataHero account today to simplify your analysis discovery phase.

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