Graphs, charts and other graphical methods for showing data and their relationships.

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### Excel pivot table - unable to get graph to display correctly

I have a pivot table (Excel 2013) of results for a helpdesk. In column A it lists the agents, grouped by year (this divides up into months). In column 2 it lists the number of tickets closed by each ...

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**1**answer

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### generate line graph from spreadsheet with month and category column?

Trying to generate a line graph that shows the amount a certain category happened per month. The spreadsheet has the category of an instance as well as the month it occurred. Easy way to do this?
...

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### Day of the week and Time Graphing in Microsoft Excel

I have an Microsoft Excel document with two columns, date (mm/dd/yyyy) and time HH:MM(a/p). Each row represents an order (The day it was placed and the time it was placed).
How can I graph this so ...

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**1**answer

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### How do I create a PivotChart from a subset of PivotTable data?

As part of a dashboard, I've created a PivotChart from a PivotTable in Excel 2010, but the PivotTable includes extra columns that are cluttering up the chart. But when I adjust the values list on the ...

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### Excel or PPT: How to have two pie charts, but one legend

I would like to design a slide that shows two pie charts of the same size side-by-side, but with a single legend that is centered on the page beneath both charts. I can easily create one of the pies ...

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**1**answer

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### How to make a concentric pie chart in Excel?

I'd like to make a chart (preferably on its own sheet) that is a combination of a regular pie and a doughnut. The regular pie sits in the middle and the doughnut surrounds it.
I have seen those ...

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**1**answer

24 views

### Forcing axis units in Excel 2013 plots, being written after minimum bound of axis

I have a plot, drawn in Excel 2013. The data begins from almost 0.9 to almost 5.1. I want the x axis to be written from 1 to 5 and to show the data from 0.9 to 5.1.
Upon my best effort, I could set ...

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**1**answer

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### How to include image(.png) in legend of an excel chart?

All,
I am trying to include company logos as legends of excel charts instead of their names automatically using VBA. Any leads will be highly appreciated.

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**1**answer

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### How to chart two columns of data in excel

I have the following data and I want to create a simple chart in Excel 2010 but can't work out how to get this to work. I've tried scatter charts, switching axes, etc. and nothing seems to give me ...

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**1**answer

2k views

### Excel scatter graph fill inside shape

I would like to fill the area between two graphs.
My data is in the following format:
x y
0 0
1 1
2 4
....
0 0
As you can see they start and end at the same point. For my data it draws a chart ...

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**1**answer

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### GraphViz gui crashing on rendering

I have a .dot/.gv file that is a DirectedGraph with about 55,000 edges. When I try to render it using the GraphViz GUI in OsX it just sits a Not Responding state in Activity Monitor. I would assume ...

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**1**answer

56 views

### Excel chart for rail car movements

I need to display the movements of a group of rail cars between two locations.
Each car has dates for "left location A", "arrived location B", "left location B", "arrived Location A" - repeatedly ...

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**1**answer

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### Bar chart from data in one column in Excel

Call me stupid but every time I want to perform an easy task in Excel I end up using Google to find a solution. Today's mission impossible is to create a bar(or pie) chart from data located in one ...

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**1**answer

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### Plotting quarterly and monthly data in Excel

I have one monthly data series in one spreadsheet and one quarterly in a different spreadsheet. What is the "smartest" way to plot them together in one graph (in Excel)? Its quite a lot of data, so I ...

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**1**answer

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### excel - how to connect a graph max with original (0,0) point

If I have a spreadsheet that has the following data:
A
0 0
1 2
2 4
3 4
4 6
0-4 X Axis
A is Y Axis
First point is (0,0)
Second Point is (1,2)
Third point is (2,4)
...

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**1**answer

2k views

### How to combine Excel charts on same X-axis

I want to create two stacked graphs in one chart object. One should be Stacked Column, and another Stacked Area. They represent revenue per partner per week of the year. On x-axis are weeks of the ...

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**1**answer

37 views

### Data retention on storage devices?

Is there any official table out there that shows how many years can a storage device retain data before it becomes unreadable?
Storage devices: USB memory sticks, classic hard drives, SSDs, optical ...

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**1**answer

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### Excel chart with a single x-axis but two different ranges (combining horizontal clustered bar and horizontal stacked bar), possible?

I am new here. I have a data set of density values (phytoplankton community) according to depth and the composition of it in percentage. I want to ask if it is possible to construct the density values ...

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**2**answers

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### Adding a Secondary Axis to an Excel Chart creates gaps

I am trying to lay a line graph (on a secondary axis) over an area graph in Excel. When I have just the area graph, the graph uses the full width of the graph area. When I add the line graph and move ...

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**1**answer

35 views

### Plot graph in MS Excel using multi axis

I have a table with many of lines (alice, bob, etc.) per each date:
x line y
2015-04-10 alice 11032024
2015-04-10 bob 1492804
2015-04-10 clown 845033
2015-04-10 mary ...

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**0**answers

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### How to update chart on cell click event in Microsoft Excel?

I want to create mark reports for N number of students. Each student's daily based marks on three subjects(Subject1, Subject2, Subject3) should be recorded. Each subject has two types of marks such as ...

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**1**answer

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### Create progress bar or milestone type graphs in Excel 2007

I want to display project progress in Excel 2007. Is there a way to show a progress bar like graph filled for completed percentage and empty until end date for a milestone or the whole project? It ...

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### When embedding an Excel chart on a PowerPoint slide, why does the text look awful?

I have a recurring problem with Excel 2003/PowerPoint 2003, where I have a nice-looking chart in Excel and try to embed it on a PowerPoint slide. Quite often, the text in the chart (labels, axis ...

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### How to Superimpose 2 Stacked Column Charts in Excel

I have two stacked column charts (with no gaps between the columns) that have identical X- and Y-axes with same intervals. One graph is displayed in red, while the other graph is displayed in blue. ...

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**2**answers

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### Finding X on Excel scatter plot/trend line

If I have some data in an scatter plot in Excel, e.g.
X Y
1 10
2 20
3 30
4 40
5 50
and I want to find the Y value for X = 10, or X=3.5, or whatever (obviously this is a simplified example) I've ...

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**1**answer

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### Line chart from multiple tables in Excel 2013

I have two sheets, "Graphs" and "Data".
In "Graphs" is a line chart with a single line that gets X and Y values from tables in "Data". I want the chart to be updated automatically when I add ...

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**0**answers

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### How to make boxplot-like plot with histograms instead [migrated]

I'm making a plot of internet speeds. I want to show the distribution of speeds collected, bucketed by the hour in which they were collected. I'm hoping to obtain a result that looks like
where for ...

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**1**answer

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### Add an area to a scatter plot in Excel

I'm desperately trying to layer an area chart on top of a a scatter plot in Excel 2013.
The scatter plot has been successfully used to visualize the deviation from the mean of different Key ...

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**1**answer

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### Chart created from range of dates includes dates not in source data

I have a chart and its source data is read from a range which contains dates. When I plot it out into a chart, the x-axis includes dates that are not included in the range.
How do I avoid this?
For ...

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**0**answers

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### Excel Charting - How to edit the X axes for positive value on both sides?

I have a stacked chart, with the X axes at bottom. So there are two bars protruding along the y axes from each category. to get an idea of the X axes, it's something like this
How to plot positive ...

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**3**answers

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### Vertical Histogram in Excel with Conditional Formatting

I'm able to do data bar conditional formatting in Excel 2010, but I can't figure out how to switch the bar axis to make it vertical. Is there any way around this? Can I simulate a vertical histogram ...

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**1**answer

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### MS Excel - adding line to some series in stacked bar chart

I built the following chart after some googling:
It has two levels of category axes, the bars you see are stacked bar chart types. You can find the file with the data and the charts here if you ...

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**1**answer

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### How can I create a chart to show a possible pattern [closed]

I have 3 columns in my table.
Date Day of Week # of hours
11/27/2013 Wednesday 7
2/4/2015 Wednesday 7
3/18/2015 Wednesday 7
5/2/2013 Thursday 2.5
5/15/2013 Wednesday 2.5
...

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### how to extract data from an image graph

I'm looking to get that from a graph. but problem is that graph is in image form. Now I want to extract data in excel from that graph. how can i do it? I'm using office 2003.

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**1**answer

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### Plot two columns against eachother

I don't think this should be difficult, but I'm pulling my hair out trying to do it.
I am trying to make a chart of age vs BMI. I have a column with age and a column with BMI. The table looks ...

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**1**answer

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### Excel 2011 plotting difference between logged sent-time / acknowledgment-time

I have an excel sheet which is a log containing the time that a message has been sent and the time that the corresponding acknowledgment for that message was received. It also contains the time ...

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**1**answer

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### Excel: Get rid of gaps in line chart

I have a table that contains the data with some absent values. If I create a line chart for that, there are gaps in place of absent values, but I'd like to have the line just follow through to the ...

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**1**answer

44 views

### How can I make a Scattered chart in excel where the dots are different colors?

I have the following info:
Question | Importance | Percentage
1 | 2 | 15%
2 | 1 | 98%
3 | 1 | 35%
4 | 3 | 22%
5 ...

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**2**answers

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### Excel Graph with 2 X-Axis Non-Linear Mapping

I have the following problem someone might be able to help with.
I have two risk scales, one from 1 to 11 (old) and one from 1 to 21 (new), where the mapping is non-linear, i.e. old scale->new scale ...

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**4**answers

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### Excel chart, how to make a formula produce gaps?

I have a chart in Excel 2007 that is basically just a line graph.
Some cells that make up the series data cannot produce a value through their formula, and I'd like the chart to place a gap in that ...

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**0**answers

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### How to extract contour lines from a surface plot in Excel

I have several surface plots. I would like to combine one contour line from each plot into a single plot. Is there a way to extract the contour line that excel generates?

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**1**answer

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### Different colored columns in excel

I have data such as this:
1 | 2 | Y
2 | 4 | N
3 | 3 | N
4 | 2 | Y
...
I need a bar graph that will display column 1 as the x-axis labels with column 2 as the y values. The color of each bar will be ...

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**3**answers

82 views

### Display excel grid lines in front of a chart?

I have an area chart in Excel for Mac 2011 that I'd like to display grid lines in front of. Is there a way to do this? I know I could make the chart semi-transparent and show the grid lines through, ...

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**0**answers

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### setting upper and lower limit excel histogram

I am using the built-in data analysis tool to create a histogram for a column of numerical data in Excel. I'm doing the same thing for many different files, and they all need to have the same scale ...

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**1**answer

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### Show increase in trendline by using Excel vba

I have data in c5:c12 (sales1) and I plotted a graph and a trendline of this data. I also have data in d5:d12 (sales2). I would like to show an increase, graphically, in my existing trendline by using ...

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**1**answer

8k views

### How to make a Pie radar chart

I want to create a circular chart in Excel with 8 sectors like in this example:
Instead of representing the percentage like in a pie chart, I want the actual value like in a radar chart.
Is it ...

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**2**answers

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### Excel data layout

I'm wanting to make a chart similar to this:
The data i'm working with is different but the concept should be the same. I'm most curious in how to group x-axis (category) values. In my case I will ...

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**3**answers

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### Excel 2013 - Is there a way to turn off a chart series without removing it

This past year i finally switched to Excel2013 from Lotus123, the only task i miss from lotus (that i can't figure out how to do in Excel) is; when formating charts and creating copies of charts it ...

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**1**answer

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### Excel 2013 - Creating 2-data series chart with column width is dynamic (depend on variable)

Using Office 2013 suite (Excel 2013), how to I create x/y graph, we additional dependencies where X columns widths dependant on additional value?
For example, from values such as:
Height Width
...

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**0**answers

18 views

### Decimal axis min/max in Apple Numbers

I'm using latest Apple Numbers 3.5.2 and faced with strange bug: I can't set non-integer axis min/max value, for example 0.5 or 1.75... Numbers just round it to 0, 1, 2. I tried both "0.5" and "0,5" ...