The line chart has a long history of success for visualizing time, but is it always the best way to explore time data? It depends.
For time-based data, the right chart is the one that reveals the most important insights for the audience at hand. Trying a different chart type may reveal hidden insights, unknown unknowns, or surface multiple truths in a single data set.
Read “Visualizing Time: Beyond the Line Chart” to learn three innovative ways to analyze time series data.
- The Slope Chart: From Start to Finish
- The Cycle Plot: Trends and Seasonality
- The Highlight Table: Finding patterns in color
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