How to Choose the Right Data Visualization PDF
How to Choose the Right Data Visualization is divided into chapters, one for each of the main categories for using data visualization. Each chapter is headed by a short introduction and a list of chart types falling in that category. Each chart type is accompanied by a brief description and one or more icons. Below is a key for decoding these symbols:
BASIC: Chart types with this icon represent typical or standard chart types. When you need to create a data visualization, try to see if one of these chart, types works first, before deciding on an uncommon or advanced type.
UNCOMMON: Chart types with this icon are slightly more unusual than the most common chart types. Use cases for these charts are more specialized than other chart types in that same category or more frequently seen in other roles.
ADVANCED: Chart types with this icon are even more specialized in their roles. Make sure that the chart type is the best one for your use case before implementing it. Sometimes, these chart types will not be built into visualization software or libraries, and additional work will
need to be done to put these types of charts together.