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Matching the right charts with data

In Tools on September 11, 2009 by TIPS Team Tagged: ,

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, this easy flow chart (available as PDF and JPG) courtesy Andrew Abela should help you make the decision quickly. Start from the center and take the route that best matches your data. Thanks Chris Lyons.

You may also want to check out Chart Chooser – an online tools that lets you shortlist charts visually. Chart Chooser is not as detailed as the above chart suggestion flowchart but the advantage is that it lets you download different chart types in a format that is ready to use inside Excel or Microsoft PowerPoint.

Courtesy of the Digital Inspiration Blog.

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