MOST IMPORTANT DATA VISUALIZATIONS - Bar Graphs
Numbers on a spreadsheet are just that... numbers on a spreadsheet. Turning those numbers into data visualizations can tell an informative STORY about your data. They can help you easily identify trends and outliers. This is useful information that will help you make crucial decisions for your business success. Featured in this series are some of the most common visualizations to help you take your data to the next level.
Bar graphs are one of the most common options for data visualizations. Bar graphs are typically used to compare things between different groups or to track changes over time. They are displayed on a graph with an x- and y-axis. You can use vertical or horizontal bars/columns to represent the data typically with a numbered scale to show your measurements.
EX: You could use a bar graph to see how many sales you made per month (sales numbers on y-axis and months on x-axis).
TIP: Remember to use your labels and colors!