Tag archive for Area Chart

#DayDohViz: Play-Doh as a Tool for Data Visualization

#DayDohViz: Play-Doh as a Tool for Data Visualization

I often write about practical software how-tos. But at my core, I’m software-agnostic. I don’t care which software program you choose. I’ve seen stellar visualizations in good ol’ Excel and downright embarrassing visualizations in fancier software programs whose salespeople pretend that their software is a…

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At-a-Glance Patterns with Area Charts

At-a-Glance Patterns with Area Charts

A few weeks ago I showed you how to create small multiples bar charts simply by creating a stacked bar chart in Excel with invisible white segments. In 5 minutes or less! Today’s strategy takes a few minutes longer, but the result is worth it. The Original: A Data…

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Dataviz Challenge #1: Can You Make a Circle Chart in Excel?

Dataviz Challenge #1: Can You Make a Circle Chart in Excel?

In case you haven’t noticed, I’m a huge fan of Microsoft Excel (click here if you don’t believe me). I love Excel because it’s nearly free and can accomplish 99% of my data analysis tasks. Sometimes evaluators are hesitant to use Excel. One misconception is…

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