# bar chart

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## bar chart

[′bär ‚chärt]
(statistics)
Fig. 2 Bar Chart. A diagrammatic display of a frequency distribution in which bars of equal width represent each category, with the length of each bar being proportional to the number or frequency of occurrence for each category. In the above example, the annual student loan default in \$US is represented for the years 1981-1990.

## bar chart

a diagrammatic method for displaying FREQUENCY DISTRIBUTIONS, in which bars of equal width are drawn to represent each category, with the length of each bar being proportional to the number, or frequency of occurrence, of each category (see Fig. 2). Bar charts are used not because they present different information than can be displayed in tables, but because they can display it in a way that is easier to understand. See also HISTOGRAM.

## bar chart

A graphical representation of information in the form of bars. See business graphics.
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For example, pie and bar charts can be used to display information related to capital assets and long-tern1 debt.
Change over time: Vertical bar chart or horizontal line chart (see exhibit 3, page 87).
Create an empty stacked bar chart by selecting any empty cell surrounded by other empty cells, then from the Insert tab, in the Charts group, select Stacked Bar, and then click and drag the desired size range on the worksheet (as shown below).
By double clicking a cell the bar chart of the distribution of the answers of the corresponding question instantly emerges.
It adds dimension and colour to the bar chart by depicting the area of the bar between the open and close as a two dimensional real body; this area is shaded white or green for an up time period and black or red for a down time period.
The bar chart is populated with the top four (revolving) major and minor machine fault conditions on the Y axis.
The second assignment involves use of the bar chart component in an application that performs grouped aggregate queries on a database, generates the bar chart based on this aggregation and grouping, and responds to a user's click on a particular bar in order to obtain detailed information about the corresponding group.
On the front is a bar chart showing the number of councillors for the constituency, with the label "Labour and Plaid can't win here - only the Lib Dems can beat the Tories".
The badge, showing a rising bar chart based on sales or profits, will be presented to scouts doing one of three things: creating a successful scouting enterprise as part of a small group; creating a business idea and presenting it to a small panel of leaders, parents or business people; presenting, as a case study, a successful business in which they are involved.
EXPECTATIONS FOR FED FUNDS RATE 12 MONTHS FROM NOW: UNCHANGED 30% UP 25 BASIS POINTS 27% UP 50 BASIS POINTS 32% UP MORE THAN 50 BASIS POINTS 11% Note: Table made from bar chart.
Along with the usual misleading bar chart, these leaflets reek of infantilism and are one of the main reasons why I will never vote for them again.

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