Creating an area chart

An area chart is very similar to a line chart (time series graph) with the area between the axis and the line shaded. A stacked area chart segregates the area, based on related categories. Area charts may allow trends to be more easily spotted because the eye focuses on a bigger area rather than comparing lines.

In this recipe, we will create an area chart that will show the results of restaurant re-inspections in New York City from June 2012 to June 2016.

Creating an area chart

Getting ready

To follow this recipe, open B05527_01 – STARTER.twbx. Use the worksheet called Area, and connect to the DOHMH New York City Restaurant data source.

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