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In this article, we will explain how to create and customize an Area chart. So let's get started!
An area chart is a graphical representation of data that uses a series of data points connected by straight lines and is filled in with a color or pattern. Area charts are similar to line charts, but the area between the line and the x-axis is filled in to create a visual representation of the data.
Here is an example of an area chart with three data series and sample data:
In this example, an area chart with three data series is used to show the trend in sales by region over a period of time (e.g., months or years). The x-axis represents time, and the y-axis represents the total sales for each time period. The chart includes three data series: sales in North America (represented by a dotted line and area filled in blue), sales in Europe (represented by a solid line and area filled in green), and sales in Asia (represented by a solid line and area filled in yellow).
1) The configuration shown illustrates how to map the time period on the x axis and the sales on the y axis in order to generate the line chart.
2) To customize the appearance of an area chart, follow these steps:
- 1.Click on the "Customize" tab
- 2.Go to "Series" and select the desired data series
- 3.Select the desired customization options, such as color, line type, line thickness, point shape, point size, data points, dual axes representation, and more
This allows you to tailor the appearance of the chart to your specific needs and preferences. You can customize a variety of options to create a chart that effectively communicates your data and insights.
Area charts with multiple data series are often used to compare trends and patterns in data over time, particularly when the data comes from different sources or categories.
- Clearly label the x-axis and y-axis, including units of measurement if applicable
- Use a consistent scale for the y-axis to accurately compare data points
- Consider using a legend to label multiple data series on the same chart
- Use a clear and concise title to describe the data being displayed
- Avoid cluttering the chart with too much data or unnecessary elements
- Use a meaningful and appropriate time scale for the x-axis (e.g. days, weeks, months, years)
- Use different line styles and fill patterns to distinguish between data series
Infinity offers many customization options for your chart. To access these options, click on the customize tab in the chart builder screen. This will display a list of customization options.
Here is a list of notable customization options for the line chart.