Commons:Chart and graph resources

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See also: Category:Statistics.

Charts and graphs are great for simplifying info, showing trends over time, illustrating patterns, and so on. The Commons encourages people to find and create more of them; they should always follow accessibility criteria. Upload them to the Commons, and then put them in the relevant categories. See Category help, and feel free to use category search to find the best categories. Create more categories.

To find categorized charts and graphs please see:

Threshold of originality[edit]

For public domain templates see list in description: Template:PD-ineligible.

Many charts and graphs are in the public domain because they do not meet the threshold of originality. See: COM:TO or COM:TOO.

Leave your questions on their talk pages.

See also the chart and graph sections of this archived page:

See also this discussion (check archive if it is moved there):

User:Elcobbola is an admin. Other admins participate at Commons talk:Threshold of originality.

Chart making tools, help, and info on Wikipedia[edit]

There is also a lot of how-to info, tools, and help on Wikipedia too:

Free online charting sites[edit]

See: Commons:Create charts and graphs online

Convert charts and graphs to wiki code or image files[edit]

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Converting spreadsheets and database tables to wikitable format[edit]

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See also: Commons:Convert tables and charts to wiki code or image files.

See Help:Table and the section on the Visual Editor and spreadsheets. Also from Help:Table:

To convert from spreadsheets (such as those produced by Gnumeric, Microsoft Excel, or LibreOffice/ Calc), you can use the Copy & Paste Excel-to-Wiki converter. Or you can save your spreadsheets as .csv and use the csv2wikitable converter.

The online csv2wp script (documentation) converts comma-separated values (CSV) format to wikitable pipe syntax. You may use this to import tables from both spreadsheets and databases (such as MySQL, PostgreSQL, SQLite, FileMaker, Microsoft SQL Server & Access, Oracle, DB2, etc.).

Where to ask for help[edit]

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Scalable Vector Graphics

Create timelines[edit]


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Resource categories[edit]

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Guidelines for creating better charts and graphs[edit]

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  • Bar Graphs [1], Statistics: Power from Data!, Statistics Canada.
  • EIA Guidelines for Statistical Graphs [2].
  • How to Construct Bad Charts and Graphs [3].
  • Avoid chartjunk.


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Galleries for various types of charts and graphs[edit]

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See also[edit]

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More external links[edit]

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