What Chart Type to Use?
One of the biggest challenges when creating effective charts is deciding which type to use. I’ve found that the best way to choose the appropriate chart is to listen to the words in the message you want to convey. What types of comparisons are you making when looking at the data?
For a recent workshop on information visualization, I created this table, which shows what words and phrases lend themselves best to which type of chart. I hope this makes the task of selecting the right chart a little easier for you!