A chart is a visual presentation of data in which the data is represented by symbols, such as bars in a bar chart, lines in a line chart, or slices in a pie chart. A chart can represent tabular numeric data, functions or some kinds of qualitative structure.
Charts allow viewers to quickly and seamlessly view comparisons and trends than looking at the raw data.
|Line||This chart type shows a series of data points connected with a line. Line charts are most often used to visualize data that changes over time.|
|Column||This chart type displays data as vertical bars.|
|Cluster Column||This chart type is used to compare multiple categories of data within individual sub-items and between sub-items. E.g, to compare revenue for each year within each region, and between regions.|
|Stacked Column||This chart type allows you to compare items in a specific range of values and to show the relationship of the individual sub-items with the whole. E.g, the overall revenue for each year and the proportion of the total revenue by each region.|
|Bar||This chart type is exactly the same as a column chart, only the x-axis and y-axis are switched.|
|Cluster Bar||This chart type displays more than one data series in clustered horizontal columns. Each data series shares the same axis labels, so horizontal bars are grouped by category.|
This chart type allows you to see the size of a group relative to other groups, but also shows the parts that make up the whole group.
|Pie||This chart type is a circular chart divided into sectors that are proportional to the quantity that each sector represents.|
|Geo||This chart type allows you to visualize data broken down by geographic regions.|
|Guage||This chart type is used to present KPIs, for example, on an executive dashboard to easily see a performance result.|
|Bubble||This chart type is used for comparing the relationships between data objects in 3 numeric-data dimensions: the X-axis data, the Y-axis data, and data represented by the bubble size.|