Category talk:Bar charts

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Tips for creating Bar charts[edit]

Tips for creating Bar charts bar charts:

  • Don't normally make the chart 3D as this can be misleading. Keep it 2D.
  • Shading is pretty, but is it affecting the visual perception of the size of bars?
  • Consider leaving text labels off the image to increase its use in multiple wikis (for example, put sections in different colours, and then in a caption/on the image description page, state what the colours stand for). Numbers are fairly neutral. See Template:Legend
  • Use scales, and state what they are as well as provide numbers. If you're not going to start your scale from 0, you'd better have a damn good excuse!
  • Graphs are best as SVGs, which can be easily edited by other users. PNG and GIFs are also OK but not as flexible. They should never be JPGs.}}
See also
  • Can your chart be made using m:EasyTimeline? This can be used to adapt an existing graph. This creates graphs that (once created) are extremely easy to edit... which is much more 'wiki' than using an image!


A lot of histograms on here... --عبد المؤمن (talk) 09:18, 24 January 2013 (UTC)Reply[reply]