Creating a waterfall chart

Waterfall charts look like bar charts, but these specifically show the aggregated effect of a series of positive and negative values. The final bar represents the net value of all the preceding values. Waterfall charts can be useful when the history as well as the final net value is important to be shown. This can be applied, for example, to showing beginning and ending inventory numbers, and showing how the ending inventory number came to be.

In this recipe, we will use the waterfall chart to show cumulative changes in profit for Furniture in the Superstore data set.

Creating a waterfall chart

Getting ready

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