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 ...