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.

A stacked bar graph is a chartical 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.

In a stacked bar graph, the bars are typically separated using color in a rising order. It resembles a line chart in that the end of each bar segment is like a plotted point. Some claim that these graphs suffer from clarity issues as a result of design, but this only occurs when they are overloaded with information. Small datasets can be represented effectively.

A stacked bar graph is a variant of a standard bar graph that is designed to exploit the clarity and power of bar graphs and expand their scope. It also acts as a replacement for multiple graphs. Stacked bar graphs can eliminate the need for a bar graph, line chart, and pie graph. They also act as a viable replacement for those charts without offering an overloaded graph. Other options lose clarity and simplicity, that charts were created to provide, when they mix graph designs.

Stacked bar graphs are also a replacement for other bar graph variants that suffer from issues related to clarity and practical use. 3D bar graphs appear to expand the scope of bar graphs, but they suffer from issues with quick and clear interpretation. Stacked bar graphs offer the same performance, but also the same simplicity and clarity of standard bar graphs. Stacked bar graphs are also more simple to create than 3D bar graphs. Stacked bar graphs only require that the user slightly modify a standard graph, but 3D graphs require the user to pay much more attention to detail, interpretation, and design.