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Numbers for iPad: Visual QuickStart Guide by Chris Fehily

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5. Charts

In This Chapter

Chart Basics

Choosing a Chart Type

Creating a Chart

Formatting a Chart

Trends and comparisons are hard to discern from raw data, so Numbers provides charts to reveal relationships that aren’t apparent by staring at rows and columns of numbers. You can choose from many types of charts—bar charts, pie charts, scatter charts, and more—and you have many ways to customize and embellish them. Knowing which chart type to pick isn’t always easy, and decorating charts with chartjunk—unnecessary text, lines, shading, effects, and doodads—is the path to the dark side.

This chapter contains advice on choosing, creating, and formatting charts for particular types of data, but the art and science of charting is a big topic that’s ...

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