How to Choose Chart Types




How to Choose Chart Types

Originally uploaded by @labnol

A cool graphic put up by Amit (@labnol) – it was extracted from Andrew Abela’s book – Advanced Presentations by Design.

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One thought on “How to Choose Chart Types

  1. Simple and useful advice. When you want to display more than 3 variables though is when things start to get a little dicey. Parallel coordinates and Heat Maps (check out a Magic Table implementation in the google visualization library http://magic-table.googlecode.com/svn/trunk/magic-table/google_visualisation/example_1.html) are good ways to go about doing that. Parallel coordinates is actually really good at visually finding patterns.

    There’s also star coordinates for doing several variables at a time.

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