Chart Cheat Sheet
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.
Stacked Column 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.
Stacked Area Chart
Curved Area Chart