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Chart Types

Depending on the volume of data, number of variables, time period, and other data points, you can create charts from the following available types:
### Column Charts

### Bar Charts

### Line Charts

### Area Charts

### Pie Charts

### Miscellaneous Chart Types

Column charts present each series as a vertical column, and group the columns by category. The y-axis values determine the heights of the columns, while the x-axis displays the category labels. With a column chart, you can select from the following subtypes.

**Column:**Compares values of items across categories.**Stacked:**A column chart with two or more data series stacked one on top of the other that shows how each value contributes to the total.**Percent Stacked:**A column chart with two or more data series stacked one on top of the other to sum up to 100% that shows how each value contributes to a total with the relative size of each series representing its contribution to the total.

Bar charts present each series as a horizontal bar, and group the bars by category. The x-axis values determine the lengths of the bars, while the y-axis displays the category labels. With a bar chart, you can select from the following subtypes.

**Bar:**Compares values of items across categories.**Stacked:**A bar chart with two or more data series stacked one on top of the other that shows how each value contributes to the total.**Percent Stacked:**A bar chart with two or more data series stacked one on top of the other to sum up to 100% that shows how each value contributes to the total with the relative size of each series representing its contribution to the total.

Line charts present each series as a point, and connect the points with a line. The y-axis values determine the heights of the points, while the x-axis displays the category labels. With a line chart, you can select from the following subtypes.

**Line:**Compares trends over a period of time or in certain categories.**Smooth:**Plots curves rather than angled lines through the data points in a series to compare trends over a period of time or in certain categories. Also known as a Bezier chart.

Area charts present each series as a point, connect the points with a line, and fill the area below the line. The y-axis values determine the heights of the points, while the x-axis displays the category labels. With an area chart, you can select from the following subtypes.

**Area:**Compare trends over a period of time or in specific categories.**Stacked:**An area chart with two or more data series stacked one on top of the other, shows how each value contributes to the total.**Percent Stacked:**An area chart with two or more data series stacked one on top of the other to sum up to 100%, shows how each value contributes to the total with the relative size of each series representing its contribution to the total.

Pie charts present each category as a slice of pie or doughnut, sized according to value. Series groups are not represented in pie charts. With a pie chart, you can select from the following subtypes.

**Pie:**Shows how the percentage of each data item contributes to the total.**Doughnut:**Shows how the percentage of each data item contributes to a total percentage.

**Pyramid:**Shows how the percentage of each data item contributes to the whole, with the smallest value at the top and the largest at the bottom. This chart type works best with relatively few data items.**Funnel:**Shows how the percentage of each data item contributes to the whole, with the largest value at the top and the smallest at the bottom. This chart type works best with relatively few data items.**Bubble:**Shows each series as a bubble. The y-axis values determine the height of the bubble, while the x-axis displays the category labels.**Scatter:**Scatter charts present each series as a point or bubble. The y-axis values determine the heights of the points, while the x-axis displays the category labels. Shows the relationships between numeric values in two or more series sets of XY values.**Gantt:**This project management tool charts the progress of individual project tasks. The chart compares project task completion to the task schedule.**High Low Close:**Displays stock information using High, Low, and Close values. High and low values are displayed using vertical lines, while tick marks on the right indicate closing values.**Open High Low Close:**Displays stock information using Open, High, Low, and Close values. Opening values are displayed using lines to the left, while lines to the right indicate closing values. The high and low values determine the top and bottom points of the vertical lines.**Candlestick:**Displays stock information using High, Low, Open and Close values. The height of the wick line is determined by the High and Low values, while the height of the bar is determined by the Open and Close values. The bar is displayed using different colors, depending on whether the price of the stock has gone up or down.

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