Bar Graph

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Bar Graph
  • A chart that uses either horizontal or vertical bars to show comparisons among categories. One axis of the chart shows the specific categories being compared, and the other axis represents a discrete value.
  • Used to visualize the distribution of categorical data.
  • Also called bar chart.

Tips for creating bar graphs:

  • Use a horizontal bar graph rather than a vertical one when:
    • the category labels are too long to fit neatly on the x-axis.
    • there are more than 10 categories, because there is more room to label the categories.



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