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Bar Charts and Line Graphs

What It Is Used For

  • To compare data from similar data sources.

When to Use It

  • To display data.
  • For root cause analysis.

Important Notes

  • Spreadsheet programs can create bar charts and line graphs rapidly.
  • One of the most common variations of these techniques are stacked bar charts and line graphs that plot individual components as well as their total.

Bar charts and line graphs