William Playfair (22 September 1759 – 11 February 1823) was a Scottish engineer and political economist who made important innovations in the field of information graphics.
Playfair, who argued that charts communicated better than tables of data, has been credited with inventing the line, bar, and pie charts. His time series plots are still presented as models of clarity.
21. Reduction of the national debt by the Sinking Fund already Established
23. Expense of the Ordnance
24. Expenditure of the British Army
25. Interest of the national Debt from the Revolution
The series of chart were republished in William Playfair. Lineal arithmetic, Applied to Shew the Progress of the Commerce and Revenue of England During the Present Century. 1798. The second part was then called "National finances ".