Graphs Types - a comprehensive listing of graphs and charts. Graphs are employed across disciplines and industries. They can be found in business analytics, investing, engineering, mathematics, and more. We catalogue virtually every type of graph or chart, however, if you think we have missed one, let us know. We are always improving our content, and we appreciate your help.
Most common use of line graphs is to represent a trend or behavior of data over time intervals; thus, it is often chronological. It is preferred as a means of expressing this type of data because it simplifies finding and analyzing patterns in data, and it is especially useful with large datasets.
A contour plot displays 3-dimensional data in the form of plotted z slices on a 2-dimensional chart. These z slices are referred to as contours, isolines, isarithms, and isopleths. Contour plots are widely recognized for their use in cartocharty.
Most recognizable pictocharts in the world are Egyptian hieroglyphics, and they have caused intense debate and extensive research related to their meaning and significance for generations; but no one has really managed to interpret them.
Bar graphs were created and used for the purpose of chartically representing and explaining data. They were also employed to present datasets of substantial size in a clear way that could be easily and quickly digested. The concepts and data that people use them to present are very old.
An area graph displays quantitative data in the form of plotted points connected by line segments, and a color-coded region between the connected line and the x axis. These graphs present 2 or more regions for comparison in a way similar to a pie graph or stacked graph.
A Bubble graph shows 3-dimensional data in the form of disks. The disks represent each element with its associated triplet (v1, v2, v3). Its triplet consists of its 2 values that are expressed through the coordinates of the disk, and its third value which is represented by the size of the disk.
Trend graph represents time series data in the form of plotted points connected by line segments which represent recorded data and baseline data. The resulting line of connected segments extends to the right. The y axis represents a metric. The x axis represents the time variable.
A Gantt graph shows project activities data in the form of horizontal rectangles. The rectangles represent the start and end of project elements. They show the organization of elements and their relationship. They are also used in the realm of information technology to representation data collection, and in other sectors to represent procedures.
A stacked bar graph is a representation of data in the form of rectangles that are divided in accordance with the data they represent.The bars are divided chartically using distinct color-coding or texture to identify the category of the metric. These graphs may be vertical or horizontal, but all segments occur in an ascending order from left to right, or from bottom to top.
It is common for scatter graphs to also be referred to as scatter charts or scatter plots. Scatter graphs distribute points along the X axis and Y axis in accordance with their values and their nature, i.e., dependent or independent.
It usually represents financial data in the form of vertical candlestick-shaped bars that are plotted about the x axis and y axis. A candlestick graph is a variant of OHLC graphs.
Flow graphs are often employed in the design, analysis, documentation, or management of a project or large task. Frank Gilbreth is credited with introducing flowgraphs into popular usage. He presented the concept of flowgraphs to members of ASME (American Society of Mechanical Engineers) in 1921. It caught on very quickly after this presentation. It became a part of engineering curricula, and then it was introduced to the world of business.
Cosmochart is a chartical representation of the universe or earth, however, in modern times, it has become a horizontal, X-shaped graph with prongs that represent input on one side and output on the opposite side. Cosmocharts are a type of pie graph, and they offer information about elements in relation to the whole.
Organization graphs show the relationships between their elements. They are typically used to show the distribution and hierarchy of an organization. They make those relationships clear, however, these graphs are limited by scope. They can only be used for small sets of data, and the depth of that information is limited.
An OHLC graph is used to represent financial data in the form of vertical line segments that are plotted about the x axis and y axis.These graphs utilize vertical line segments with horizontal line segments at each end.
A waterfall graph shows cumulative sequential data in the form of vertical rectangles that represent positive or negative values. The columns are placed along the x axis in an order that may or may not be dictated by time or another quality. These columns are labeled in accordance with the data and values they represent.
Bullet graphs were created to accomplish two things - replace the common gauge and offer more complexity within the bar graph design. The charts use quantitative scales and line segments to show two or more datasets.
Pie graphs are used to represent statistical information like population demochartics or market demochartics. Their standard form offers information that is limited both in scope and depth. Many experts believe that they should be totally avoided, however, there are many types of pie graphs that have various applications, and that are the most appropriate type of chartical representation for that data type.
A number of columns, consisting of either X's or O's is used to represent daily price fluctuations without respect to the passage of time. The X's represent a rising price. The O's represent a falling price. The aim of P&F graphs is to highlight the significant price changes.