Chart Cheat Sheet

by Alexis Hope, 18 Nov 2017



Terms

Graph - when a line is drawn, a diagram of a mathematical function/formula.

Chart - when other shapes and symbols are used for graphical representation of data (Pie/Bar).

Plot - points are marked on a coordinate system both axes must be continuous.

Diagram - a figure made to accompany and illustrate a geometrical theorem, mathematical demonstration.

Axis - designator for a Cartesian-coordinate dimension.

Axis

Bar Chart

Ledgend

Bar Chart

Bar Chart

Bar Chart

Column Chart

Column Chart

Stacked Column Chart

Stacked Column Chart

Pie Chart

  • Comparing pie charts of different sizes could be misleading as people cannot accurately read the comparative area of circles.
  • The usage of thin slices, which are hard to discern, may be difficult to interpret.
  • The usage of percentages as labels on a pie chart can be misleading when the sample size is small.
Area Chart

Dougnut Chart

Doughnut Chart

Area Chart

Area Chart

Stacked Area Chart

Area Chart

Curved Area Chart

Averaged Area Chart

Venn Diagram

Area Chart

Scatter Plot

Area Chart