The chart you choose to display your data should never be an after-thought. In this video, learn why it's so important to be intentional in picking charts and explore some tools and techniques to help you do so.
- [Narrator] No single short video can teach you … what chart to use in every situation, … but a lot of people have put thought into guidelines … for how to pick the right chart … for different types of data. … You're not alone trying to figure this out. … One example is the graphic continuum created … by John Schwabish and Severino Ribecca. … As you can see, what it's made up of is different categories … of data types, … so if you want to show the distribution of values … or values over time … or you want to compare things in categories, … these are the types of visualization forms … you might consider under these circumstances. … For instance, how might I show a distribution of data? … A histogram might be one of the choices available to me, … and you see this connector line over here? … A histogram uses columns to represent the distribution … of data, it says, … and so if I scroll over and down, … I can see where that connects over here … to this type of visualization in comparing categories. …
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