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Choosing the Right Data Viz — April 9, 2017

Choosing the Right Data Viz

Determining the optimal way to visualize your information depends on what type of data you have. And scatter plots and bar graphs are not the only option.

So how do YOU make something like this for your data? The first step is to understand the results of your data and decide the purpose of your visualization.

Then, you need to figure out the advantages and disadvantages of each type of visualization. Not all of them are going to be appropriate to present your data. The following sites describe the advantages and disadvantages well:

Chartopedia is an information resource with a nice clean visual dictionary of many different types of charts.

Source: Chartopedia | AnyChart



The Chart Chooser below is a Tableau Public workbook that helps users chose what type of chart they need for their purposes.

Chart Chooser