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Which Chart or Bar Graph is Right for You?

September 12, 2016

Tableau

Best Practice Recommendations for 13 Chart Types

This handy, straightforward guide from Tableau helps you easily determine the best chart to use for the data you have and the questions you want to answer -- or the story you want to tell. In clear language and with excellent visual examples, Tableau outlines best practices for making effective visualizations.  They also offer tips for combining related charts and filters to really boost the effectiveness of visualizations, and ultimately your business decision making. 

This paper includes tips and things to consider when using the following types of graphs:

  • Bar chart
  • Line chart
  • Pie chart
  • Map
  • Scatter plot
  • Gantt chart
  • Bubble chart
  • Histogram chart
  • Heat map
  • Hightlight table
  • Treemap
  • Box-and-whisker plot

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