Quadrigram’s Chart Selection Cheat Sheet

How to Use the Diagram The chart selection diagram is designed to help you decide the appropriate chart type based on your dataset. Certain chart types function best with certain types of variables. To explain which suits best the diagram is broken down into three parts: Basic information in the top row Amount of Variables… Read more »

Chart Selection Basics: Using Scatter Plots

Understanding the Type of Data As covered in a previous blog post, identifying the type and amount of variables in a dataset is key to choosing the right chart type. Scatter plots are useful for exploring relationships through use of two or three variables.  Lets begin by exploring the following dataset: The dataset above looks at different… Read more »

Chart Selection Basics: 1 Variable Chart

Reading Data It is possible to select charts if working only with a single variable. That is a dataset containing a single column of data. For example: In this case, we only have a single variable. The id defined in the first column of the first row. This indicates the subject, or the type of… Read more »