What is a chart?
Most office programs have built-in charts. What is a chart? This is a display of any values in graphical form. With their help, a comparative analysis of indicators is done, their movement is traced. You can build a diagram in Excel, Word, Adobe Illustrator, Microsoft Visio and many other programs.
Types of charts
According to the form of displaying the diagram, the following main types
- Linear - is a broken line built on a coordinate grid. Emphasizes the continuity of the process, the trend and nature of development, allows you to compare several time series.
- Circular - divided into sectors of the circle. Displays the ratio of the values that represent a whole. Each sector of a circle must have a name, a value, and a percentage.
- Bar Graph — A planar diagram that displays indicators in the form of rectangular vertical bars. Their size is proportional to the numerical values of the elements.
- Figured - the image of data in the form of pictures-characters, corresponding in meaning to accounting objects.As a rule, they are used for promotional purposes due to their expressiveness and simplicity of perception.
What is a dynamic chart
Based on the name, dynamic charts show the dynamics of changes in a specific process. For these purposes, diagrams of any kind can be used. These include:
- activity diagrams;
- script diagrams;
- interaction diagrams;
- state diagrams.