Bar chart

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A bar chart is a chart with rectangular bars with lengths proportional to the values that they represent. Bar charts are used for comparing two or more values. The bars can be horizontally or vertically oriented. Sometimes a stretched graphic is used instead of a solid bar.





Special orientation[edit]

Number of bars[edit]

Number of bars in the chart[edit]

Number of bars sets[edit]

Number of bar parts[edit]

Special bar charts[edit]

3D bar charts[edit]

See Category:3D bar charts

Combination with line graphs[edit]

See also: Category:Pareto charts

Combination with pie charts[edit]

Combination with tables[edit]

Cummulative bar charts[edit]


A histogram is a graphical display of tabulated frequencies. It shows what proportion of cases fall into each of several categories. A histogram differs from a bar chart in that it is the area of the bar that denotes the value, not the height, a crucial distinction when the categories are not of uniform width. See Category:Histograms

Pareto chart[edit]

A Pareto chart is a special type of bar chart where the values being plotted are arranged in descending order. The graph is accompanied by a line graph which shows the cumulative totals of each category, left to right. See Category:Pareto charts


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