Scatter plots are best to show distribution or deviation; line charts are good at showing time series; pie charts are good at illustrating a part compared to the whole; and bar charts
are good at showing ranking, part to whole, deviation, or distribution.
The bar chart
and the list can motivate people because both provide a basis for social comparison.
A DESCRIPTION OF THE BAR CHART
COMPONENT AND ITS USE
EXPECTATIONS FOR AVERAGE PRICE OF BENCHMARK LIGHT CRUDE OIL OVER NEXT 12 MONTHS: Under $60 7% $60 to $70 29% $70 to $80 47% $80 to $90 15% Above $100 2% Note: Table made from bar chart
The chart, which is rolling out to all boxes of Kellogg's cereals next week and possibly to its cereal bars later in the year, is accompanied by another bar chart
and more information on the side of the pack, which explains how to use the GDA data.
Accordingly, they might draw it out as a bar chart
or highlight the activities on a Ganrt chart to identify their critical paths.
Figure 1 is a simple example of a bar chart
showing net income over a series of six years.
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.
VISIQ delivers JAVA-based, single-click bar chart
graphing capabilities directly on the browser screen.
One of the most useful is a bar chart
that displays the probability and present dollar value of each of the alternative, ultimate outcomes.
For example, a bar chart
might vary depending on how much of a particular ingredient is left in a tank.
In simplified terms, a distribution curve can be thought of as a smooth curve drawn through a bar chart
(or histogram) of the data.