Framework: DD006 – dd006_v05
Four column charts are good for showing the same data or aspects of a the data in four different units or comparing like data between four different categories. If you compare like data between four different categories, however, you can also use the grouped (butted) column charts. The units must all be the same on grouped column charts.
Part of series: DD006 Data-Driven Charts 006 – Column Charts
Series Keywords: column, volume, x-axis timing, histogram
Column charts show volume. They are one of the most widely used and versatile chart types. Check the individual descriptions for each of these charts to understand each one's application. Also, the tutorial is helpful in understanding how to work with and format these charts.
When this page is downloaded and placed into your template, it will take on the default attributes of your template; but some adjustments may need to be made. Refer to the FAQ section dedicated to data-driven charts if you have any questions. There are also best practices focused on data-driven charts that would help you make good decisions when laying these charts out on a page.
Key search words: column, volume, x-axis timing, histogram