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Creating Stunning Dashboards with QlikView by Swizec Teller

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Chapter 5. Handling "The Classics"

Bar, line, and pie charts are some of the most common ways of representing data. Though originally devised by William Playfair at the end of the 18th century, these classic visualizations are as valuable today as they were decades ago. Their simplicity and high visual impact have positioned them among the most popular objects in dashboard design. Additionally, they served as inspiration to create new chart styles, such as combo, slope, and radar charts. With that in mind, in the next pages we will talk about:

  • Bar, line, and pie chart usage
  • Labeling and color encoding
  • Best practices, tips, and tricks

About "the classics"

In previous chapters, we pointed out that bars work great for comparisons, lines are the best way ...

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