The most common chart types include pie, bar, column (default), line, and area. Table 12.2 lists these chart types, their descriptions, and how you would use them.
|Chart Type||Description/How to Use It|
|Pie||Plots only one category of data, but each wedge of the pie represents a different data series. Use this chart to show the relationship among parts of a whole.|
|Bar||Horizontal representations of column charts, often called histograms. Use this chart to compare values at a given point in time, emphasizing the performance of a group of items. Often, different patterns are not required for bar chart data series.|
|Column||Similar to a bar chart; use this chart to emphasize the difference between items over a period ...|