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

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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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151 views

### Combining two plot types in excel

I want to combine xyline plot with bar plot in excel. I created xyline plot and then added new series with a hope that I can chance the series 1 later.
Step 1: But it turned to be not true, see the ...

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**1**answer

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### Adding 80% horizontal goal line to pivot chart

I have a curve pivot chart to which I'd like to add a goal line with a static 80% horizontal line.
I've seen some people suggest that one could merely add a column with 60% to the dataset. My dataset ...

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### Is it possible to create a broken X axis in Excel 2007?

I'm trying to find a solution to a problem that I have with my data.
In my data series, I have Temp over Time plotted on a scatter graph in excel. The data plots a period of around a week in the ...

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**1**answer

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### Excel table / chart issue when updating the select data to a smaller amount

I believe I have a simple fix but cannot find the answer anywhere online.
I have a table that looks something like:
date / total1 / total2 / total3
mon / xxx / xxxx / xxxxx
tue / xxx / ...

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### Sample data to create Excel timeline

I am trying to create an Excel timeline like the one shown here. I am not understanding how the sample data would look and how to go about making this. Please post a screenshot or explain how to ...

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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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**1**answer

312 views

### Scatter diagrams with group labels for X/Y coordinates

I'M trying to create a map layout from an Excel spreadsheet in Excel 2003.
I have x and y coordinates in columns as well as group name and place name. I tried using a scatter chart but I can only ...

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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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### 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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### How can I format data bars based on value in Excel 2010?

I have a dataset containing values from 0 to 584. I would like to illustrate this using data bars, but I would like the databars to be green when the number is greater than 150, and red when the ...

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3k views

### Time units and automatic formatting of the y-axis in Excel

I have a chart with time values on the vertical (Y) axis. As the values can change a lot the formatting of the axis minor and major units is automatic.
The problem is that Excel chooses values which ...

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549 views

### How do I disable screen updating while reformatting an Excel 2007 chart?

I have a chart with about 70,000 data points. When I format the axes or data series, Excel automatically updates the chart before I am finished editing the value. This is very slow (1+ minutes), even ...

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86 views

### Place multiple columns onto one line [duplicate]

Let's say I have a table in a spreadsheet that works like a calendar:
Jan Fev Mar ...
1 5 7 1
2 3 4 9
3 8 3 1
4 2 9 0
5 2 1 2
...
And so on...
I need to make a chart ...

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445 views

### Label's format in barchart different from the corresponding cell

I have stacked bar chart. In the label's format I checked "linked to source".
Now in the datacell,l I have this custom format "[>999999]#.##0,00.." M$";[>999]#.##0,00." k$";#0,00$". The problem is ...

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### Blank Excel PivotChart

My Pivot Table has everything I want however,I want my chart to show how many Issues have the status of severe, mild, or moderate.
But instead it is blank.
What should I do?

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201 views

### 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 ...

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**1**answer

632 views

### excel chart dynamic range based on values

I'm trying to create a chart that auto updates itself from a data provided. The range of the chart is always fixed/locked. The issue I'm facing is that when a value for a certain month is 0, I want it ...

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**1**answer

439 views

### Graph with uneven spacing in excel

I need to make a graph of follow-up data at 0, 6, 12, and 24 months. Excel for Mac 2008 puts the 24 months at the 18 month position. How do I get the correct spacing without including 18 months?

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### Can I add a single point to a graph in excel

In Excel 2010, how do I graph a specific point on a graph that already has a line graphed on it. This specific point is from a different data set and does not fall on the line.

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427 views

### Creating a pie-chart (of how many times a number is repeated) in Excel

I am trying to create a pie chart in Excel, but cannot figure out how to get it to work. I have a list (column) of numbers and the pie-chart needs to show how many times numbers are repeated (or how ...

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### How do I create a chart in Excel with dynamic series based on the data content?

How would I define a chart in Excel (2010) that shows a time series graph containing various series based on the data content itself? For example, here is a data set:
Date Series A Values
...

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443 views

### How to turn a 3D chart into something watchable on a 3D television?

Let's say I have a 3D scatter plot in R or a data frame with 3 fields filled with numeric data.
How can that be "turned" into "something" watchable on a 3D television (like a random big screen TV ...

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### Lines over data in Excel 2007 Scatter Graph

I have some data that needs plotting in a scatter graph in Excel 2007. However, I need another line (for some arbitrary function - e.g. using trendline will not work) that is represented by a second ...

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### Excel: How is this graph even possible?

I made a line graph using two sets of data:
However, the blue line is totally out of place somehow and I have no idea why. I feel like I've checked everything. What could be going wrong?

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328 views

### Highlighting values in Excel pivot table or chart

Excel can prepare pivot charts and tables based on tabular data on an Excel sheet.
I am looking for a way to highlight sections of the pivot chart or table to easily see where a specific single ...

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2k views

### Putting a line feed in a string built in an excel formula in a data label

I need to construct a data label in an excel chart using a formula building the string from two cells with a line break between them.
This would work in a cell formula:
=A1 & CHAR(10) & B1
...

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**1**answer

193 views

### Excel X axis label

In Excel, I want the value of the data marker displayed at the right edge of the data marker. Ex: an amount representing 0-10 is graphed, and the 10 on the X axis is on the right edge of the column ...

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859 views

### How to make a LibreOffice Calc XY (scatter) plot with named dots?

I have a simple XY scatter plot made from a 2-column spreadsheet. When I hover over a dot, I can see the ID of the dot (e.g. "Data point 8456").
I would like to know if I could have the content of a ...

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516 views

### Excel 2007: plot data points not on an axis/ force linear x-incrementation without altering integrity of non-linear data

In Excel, how does one go about plotting points that don't have an x component that is an x-axis label?
For example, in my graph, the x-components are derived from the cosine function and aren't ...

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338 views

### Manually “draw” data for chart, output to CSV

I need a service that will allow me to draw a chart line by hand and generate data points for what I drew. This might sound crazy, but I need some data (preferably in CSV output) that will only ...

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### How to rotate text in axis category labels of Pivot Chart in Excel 2007?

I'm using a pivot chart in Excel to display data. My problem is: I can not influence the orientation of the text in the "axis" (don't know how to call it correctly, I'm sorry).
As an example: In the ...

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**1**answer

648 views

### Pull Data from Pivot Table to Grid on Different Worksheet

I am trying to make an Excel Workbook that contains the statistics of an XBox Tournament that our office is doing. Winner of the whole Tournament wins the XBox! It's fairly simple rules. Everyone will ...

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### Linked Excel 2010 Charts Won't Show Field Codes in Word 2010 - What am I doing wrong?

Thank you for reading. I hope this is something simple I am overlooking.
Synopsis: I have a Word doc containing linked charts from a single Excel source. They are docx and xlsx files created in Word ...

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### Excel 2010 column graph round percentage values to over than 100%

I have a graph showing percentages with a Data Table alongside. Excel 2010 rounds the values so that columns can sum to more than 100%, but I want every column in the graph to total exactly 100%.
...

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### Creating a graph with a “peak” value (x-axis from 0 to 100 to 0)

I want to create a graph whose x-axis will start from 0, peak at 100, and then return to 0 - all from left to right. An example is attached. How do I do this?
Data:
Applied Voltage Capacitance
...

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### How to plot 3D graphs in Excel from CSV data?

I have data formatted like this in a csv file:
a, 1, 4, 6.0
a, 2, 42, 16.0
a, 5, 14, 69.3
a, 11, 4, 7.0
b, 1, 45, 6.0
b, 2, 45, 1.9
b, 9, 2, 4.4
b, 11, 4, 7.9
lines with first parameter a is one ...

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**1**answer

214 views

### How to get average of multiple time series

I have few computers running. I want to get the average CPU usage of these computers and plot it as a graph. So I've collected CPU usage in regular intervals in these machines. So for each computer I ...

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### Microsoft Excel not graphing

Im not sure if this is a math question or a su question. The experiment was relating the period of one "bounce" when you hang a weight on a spring and let it bounce. I have this data, one being mass ...

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**1**answer

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### Ascii-art graphs in Linux

I have a text file that represents the runtime of a specific script, with each line representing one run:
141
124
156
204
498
512
444
374
189
120
143
132
One can see that the section that I pointed ...

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### Excel chart show year intervals on axis

ON the x-axis of a chart in Excel I would like to show the separates when years change and put the year in the middle of the interval.
How can I do that?
See the below image for an example of what I ...

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**1**answer

268 views

### How do I select a blocked chart in a Excel 2010 chart?

How can I select a blocked or protected chart in Excel 2010?
When I right-click on the chart, the cursor changes to a circle with a diagonal line within it - a "blocked" sign. I'm doing a study ...

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**1**answer

578 views

### Making chart from custom data format in Excel 2010

I am defining custom data format via Apache POI. I know I need to use following construction:
DataFormat data = this.workbook.createDataFormat();
...

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**1**answer

355 views

### Why am I unable to use a named range beginning with “Corona” in Excel charts?

I'm running into a ridiculous problem in Excel 2010 where I cannot seem to use a named range whose name begins with "Corona" in a chart. I've created a new workbook with a simplified version of the ...

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25k views

### How to create dynamic Scatter Plot/Matrix with labels and categories on both axis in Excel 2010?

Let us consider a following data set:
Name | Age | Hair Color
-----------------------------
John | Young | Brown
Sophie | Old | Blond
Adam | Mature| Blond
Mark | Teen | Dark
Jeremy | ...

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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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245 views

### What is the best way to graph this in excel

I have a table in excel with three columns:
Name
Start Date
End Date
I want to create a chart with count on the left hand side and date on the bottom to show the count of open item (defines ...

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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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### Excel Line chart multiple related series, colouring

I'm using MS Excel 2010.
I have a worksheet that looks like this
---/ 1001 / 1002 / 1003 / 1101 / 1102 / 1201 / 1202 / 1203 / 1204
R2 / ...
R3 / ...
...
I would like to create a line chart with ...

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### Excel 2010, changing on its own

Excel 2010 has began changing my chart tab names from the ones that I set, back to "chart 1" "chart 2", etc.
I went through and changed them all to what I had set again, and the next day they were ...