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

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Excel scatter plot with multiple series from 1 table

Say I have a table as follows: Label | X | Y | A | 1 | 1 | B | 2 | 2 | B | 3 | 2 | A | 4 | 3 | C | 5 | 4 | A | 4 | 3 | C | 2 | 1 | How ...
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Plot 2d graph in Excel

I have data in three columns, one for the x axis, one for the y axis and one actual data as: X Y Value 0 0 1,005155 0 1 2,051385 0 2 1,15305 ... 1 0 1,112285 1 1 1,48512 1 2 ...
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XYZ 3D-chart in Excel

I have a table of data as follows: X Y Z N1 2 5 6 N2 2 7 8 N3 0 1 2 N4 0 4 5 N5 9 10 10 N6 4 9 9 N7 0 2 4 N8 0 7 8 N9 0 7 8 Now I would like to ...
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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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Create two axis stacked columns chart in Excel

The data I'd like to chart is like this: 2000 2001 2002 A x x x B x x x C x x x D x ...
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How can I hide 0% value in data labels in an Excel Bar Chart

I would like to hide data labels on a chart that have 0% as a value. I can get it working when the value is a number and not a percentage. I could delete the 0% but the data is going to change on a ...
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Can I use 2 different Columns of Data for the same axis & same series in Excel

I have a simple dataset in Excel showing Players, Win Count & Win % I'd like on my Bar Chart to keep the % on the Vertical Axis like it currently... But I'd also like to put the Win Count on ...
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Graph-like data editor tool?

Is there any unified editor program for creating, mainpulating and visualizing graphs, trees... or maybe any custom structured data. The accent is on editing, not visualization, i.e. not a drawing ...
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Is it possible to have a custom data table visible underneath a chart in MS Excel?

I have a column chart with a single series of data to be shown on the chart. However, I also have another column of data that corresponds to the one being visualized, but instead of charting it, I ...
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Animate Excel Chart

I'm preparing for an Ignite talk and need to figure out how to animate an Excel chart, which will eventually go inside a PowerPoint. I would like to animate the following into a single chart/slide. ...
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Excel Error Bars From Pivot Table

When Excel generates Standard Error error bars, it takes into account the number of data points. If a chart was generated from a pivot table, does Excel use the number of points in the pivot table, 1, ...
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Excel: How to create a nonuniform stack chart

I want to create a stack chart that shows the timeline of 3 phases on the x-axis (intervals separated by month) and total budget on the y-axis. The budgets for all projects will stack up against each ...
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Generate event distribution chart in Excel

I have a single column in Excel with lots of date/time stamps (in UTC) of certain events, like this: 2014-02-20 23:04:57.9263690 +00:00 2014-02-20 23:05:02.3117944 +00:00 2014-02-20 23:05:02.7490564 ...
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Excel Scatter Chart with category based formatting of points

I have some data which I would like to plot in the scatter chart in the following format date, category, value 01-Jan,Cat1,0.03 01-Jan,Cat2,0.13 01-Jan,Cat3,0.27 01-Jan,Cat4,0.32 ...
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Having trouble creating certain graph in Excel

I want to create a graph which given a list of dates, will produce a line graph representing the number of occurrences of list dates. For example, this would be ideal. But when I try to recreate ...
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How to create an Excel chart showing a value and its change?

I would like to create a chart that shows a value and how it has changed, like this one in Excel. The importatnt thing (which I am not able to achive) is that there are two numers associated with ...
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Windows programs to create timeline charts?

I would like to create a chart for my source control depicting the trunk and all the branches, with various details, like creation date, merge date, created revision, merge revision, close revision ...
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Changing data series line weights in Excel chart (many at once)

Is there a way to edit the weight of all lines at once on an Excel line chart? I have a graph with about 50 data series on it, and it's too much to go through all of them and change the weights ...
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Scattergraph in Excel?

I am not sure if this is the right site, though here's my question: I've been trying to make a scattergraph with Excel, but not getting the result I want. I have 2 data values for one thing. I don't ...
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How can I show a line chart in Excel (or Access) with category lines that ignore missing data?

I'm collecting data for various series (A-G), at sporadic intervals. I want a line chart, with one line for each series, that is connected even if there are intervals where no data was collected for ...
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Logarithmic X-axis in Excel puts axis numbers in wrong position

I have a dataset with logarithmic x-values (of concentration being diluted by a factor of 10) and regular (non-logarithmic) y-values. When I format the x-axis to use a logarithmic scale, the y-axis is ...
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Placing labels on data points in a stacked bar chart in Excel

Is it possible to place the labels not on the Y axis, but on the data point itself in a stacked bar chart in excel? I am trying to modify the timeline template available here so that my labels for ...
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Best software to build charts (pies, bars) [closed]

I am somewhat disappointed with Excel charts and short of building my own with a vector graphics too, is there something really awesome for charts?
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How can I create a pie-chart with gnuplot?

I want to create a pie-chart. Is that possible with gnuplot and how to realize that?
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How to add padding to images/chart in MS Word with 'in line with text' wrapping?

I have a justified paragraph at the end of a two column page. On inserting a chart with "in line with text" mode under text wrapping in the middle of the paragraph, the image appears fine. How can I ...
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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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Indicating trends within sparklines in Excel

I have created a load of sparklines in Excel for a variety of diseases over time. However, in order to identify trends from these sparklines, it would be useful to include a little more information ...
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How to make Excel chart axis start NOT at major unit?

Is it possible to have an Excel chart where the axis does NOT start at the major unit? See the example below, where I want the x-axis to start at the year 2007, but have major unit 5 years and show ...
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Three pairs of box whisker plots in one coordinate system

I need to plot in Excel 2007 something which looks like this: Basically I want to plot 2 box whisker plots, then have some empty space and then again 2 box whisker plots, followed by empty space ...
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A sensible way combine two stacked bar charts in Excel?

I have one chart that has several stacked bars with identical components - one for each category. Each of the components of those bars can also be represented with a stacked bar chart, like the ...
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Highlight specific points on a surface chart in excel

I was wondering if its possible to highlight a series of x,y,z points on a surface chart in excel, similar to what ive done manually in the picture.
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Can I provide RGB hex strings in an Excel worksheet for pie chart colors without using code?

Like user1813558 in his question "Change the pie chart colors" I would like to choose the colors that Excel uses for a pie chart (indeed for any chart) as I need them to be consistent with other data ...
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How do I create a line graph which ignores zero values?

I want to create a graph showing trends over time, calculated from a formula of various data. However, some data is missing, resulting in zeroes in the calculated data which the chart uses. When ...
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Splitting data into multiple series' in Excel Graph

I have data from a csv formatted as such: StartTime EndTime Duration Type --------- ------- -------- ---- 43:04.7 43:06.9 2200 long 43:06.9 43:08.7 1825 middle 43:08.7 ...
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Excel: Bubble chart labels - use 4th dimension?

I've got a dataset that has 4 dimensions - lets say they're the following: +------------------------------+ | Type | Amnt |Price| Quality | +-------|------|-----|---------+ |  A    |  15  | 4.0 |   ...
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Calculate the Y Axis interval for a chart

When creating a chart of, e.g. daily sales figures for the month. Does anyone know how to calculate a suitable Y Axis interval? I've been looking at Excel which seems to choose nice intervals like ...
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Excel: ROUND() to the next unit of 5?

I'm creating a lot of graphs, so I'm making a common scale to be able to compare them using MAX/MIN values that I'm hiding in the graph as a separate series. My Vertical AXIS (Y) is in units of 5. ...
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Excel graphs: How do I apply a graph template format?

I've created a format that I like. I now need to apply this format to over 900 graphs! I've seen we can save a format as a template for future use, however, I can't find the place where I have the ...
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Plotting the volume of an audio file

Most applications that play sound display its volume graphically. I need that information (the sound volume as it changes over time) written to a text file so I can plot it myself and use it for ...
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Graphing mean and standard deviation

I have measurements for multiple devices, and have their mean and sd values. I would like to produce a chart that would show these values, and I think the best would be if I could have something that ...
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Prevent Excel from resizing graphs

When a row or column is inserted around a graph in Excel, Excel automatically resizes (expands) the graph. This corrupts the dimensions I determine for a specific graph. How can I prevent Excel from ...
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How to do up a excel hair chart?

I'm trying to do up a chart (on excel), the chart that I have in mind is somewhat similar to the attached picture. Data: X-axis: dates (weekly data) Y-axis: interest rates Doing this, I can ...
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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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How to attach a note to a specific date in a dynamic graph in Excel?

I have a graph that I update every month with new data. I want to annotate some comments to relevant days inside the graph, and when I update it, they stay fixed to that days. Now, I draw this notes ...
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Create graph for requests per minute and uri

I have a table that looks like this. time|uri 08:50:28|foo 08:51:42|bar 08:52:48|foo 08:53:49|bar 08:53:50|baz 08:54:02|bar 08:54:03|baz 08:55:27|foo 08:55:34|baz 08:56:47|bar I would like to make ...
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Plot scatter graph in Excel graph with 3 variables in 2D

3 Columns of Data: Date (from 1st till 31st) Variable 1 variable 2 I want to make a simple graph where Variable 1 range is X axis and Variable 2 range is Y axis, I plot the date on the graph ...
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Make two or more graphs have the same scale

I have several area graphs in an Excel spreadsheet. I want all of those graphs to have exactly the same scale. Each of the graphs have a measurement in meters on each of the axes. I want each of the ...
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Add custom forecasting line in Excel Charts

I got the following graph (in purple): I want to add the dotted forecasting line. It's a cell value, but not referenced to the point on the X-Axis (Oktober 13). I'm a bit lost as to how I could ...
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Excel 2010 chart does not show x axis value

In Excel 2010, chart data series don't seem to show the X axis value. When you put your cursor on a certain data point, it shows "Series(Y axis value)"/ "Point(X axis value)"/ and "Value". The X axis ...
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Create pie chart with single sector separated from the rest?

Is it possible to use LibreOffice (I'm currently using 3.5.4) to create a pie chart where a single sector of the chart appears removed from the rest? If so, how to do it? Alternatively, can someone ...