Tuesday, February 17, 2009

How To: Pick The Right Chart (Extreme Presentation via Lifehacker)

Andrew Abela, author of the Extreme Presentation Method, has a very interesting graphic that offers some ideas about the best kind of chart to use when displaying a particular kind of data or relationship.

You can get a feel for what the full graphic looks like in the image below. To get the full picture just click on the link above or the picture itself and you can get the full download.

The Lifehacker article (where I learned about the chart of charts...) also points to a MS Excel 2007 plug-in that does much the same thing but works automatically and within Excel.

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