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2D Bar Chart

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Overview

A Bar chart is a type of graph that displays and compares a set of values from for different discrete categories of data. Bar charts are one of the most commonly used types of graph because they are simple to create and very easy to interpret. They are also a flexible chart type and there are several variations of the standard bar chart including horizontal bar charts, grouped or component charts, and stacked bar charts. Bar charts differ from XY charts as they display data that are classified into nominal or ordinal categories such as months of the year, age group, shoe sizes, and animals. These categories are usually qualitative. In a column bar chart, the categories appear along the horizontal axis; the height of the bar corresponds to the value of each category.


Example

As typical example, consider the UK rainfall within a year. In this case, we can define each month as a discrete category and use a bar chart to represent the average rainfall in mm.


Within Grapheme

To create a Bar Chart within Grapheme, click on 2D ChartsVertical Bar from the toolbar of the Chart Explorer, click instead on 2D ChartsHorizontal Bar to create a Horizontal Cumulative Bar Chart. Assign a name to the data series, select the Source Table and the View of the table containing the desired data sets. Select which columns should be used to define the X and Y axes.


Grapheme: Vertical and Horizontal Bar Chart
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