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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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Bar charts (or column charts) are sometimes preferable to pie charts for presenting the components of financial statement elements when dollar amount data are being presented instead of percentage data.
The easiest and quickest way to prepare any schedule is to create a Gantt chart, commonly called a bar chart.
The presentation of data in the form of bar charts makes it easy to identify discrepancies.
A CPA CAN CHOOSE FROM THESE common chart types: pie chart, horizontal bar chart, vertical bar chart or horizontal line chart, vertical column chart or histogram frequency distribution chart and scatter diagram.
Bar charts should not be used when there are many values to be graphed--they quickly become too crowded to be meaningful.
To avoid the annoyance of an extra page being printed to show just a few days on a bar chart, or a couple of activities on a PERT chart, the user has the option of scaling the graphs to make best use of the printed pages.
Before that, Tom Kelly and John Brown had explained why the Government would be barmy if it didn't cut betting duty, and they produced lots of bar charts and figures to prove their points, which they did rather well.
Nolet said he hoped that parents trying to decipher the printout of bar charts and assorted statistics would focus on the accompanying letter from the school district.
Bar charts effectively compare items with one another, or parts with the whole.
Half a century later city planners, like jungle explorers lost in the undergrowth, hack their way through the urban fabric armed with inadequate methods of prognosis, graphs and bar charts.
ConceptDraw PRO Time Series Dashboard templates, samples and library of Live Objects: Time Series Charts (Column Charts, Bar Charts, Line Charts, Dot Plots).

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