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bar chart

[′bär ‚chärt]
(statistics)
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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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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.
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.