Chapter 8. Chart Them Up

In this chapter, we will cover:

  • Creating a line chart
  • Creating an area chart
  • Creating a scatterplot chart
  • Creating a bubble chart
  • Creating a bar chart


In this chapter, we will turn our attention to one of the oldest and well-trusted companions in data visualization-charts. Charts are well-defined and well-understood graphical representation of data; the following definition expresses it in the simplest terms:

(In charts) the data is represented by symbols, such as bars in a bar chart, lines in a line chart, or slices in a pie chart.

Jensen C. & Anderson L. (1991)

When charts are used in data visualization, their well-understood graphical semantics and syntax relieve the audience of your visualization from the burden ...

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