14. Knowing When Someone Is Lying to You with a Chart

Several settings in Excel enable you to either inadvertently or intentionally create charts that are misleading. Many of the popular charting styles do a poor job of representing the underlying data. Don’t get me wrong—the charts often look great, but they do not provide an accurate picture of the data.

This chapter illustrates many of the lies that are easy to incorporate into an Excel ...

Get Excel® 2013 Charts and Graphs now with the O’Reilly learning platform.

O’Reilly members experience live online training, plus books, videos, and digital content from nearly 200 publishers.