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Benefits & pitfalls

Benefits & pitfalls: line chart

  • Line-charts imply that data is continuously changing. If your data is discrete you might consider a bar-chart instead.

How to create your own

Create your own: area chart

  • Area charts can be created in a range of standard data applications such as Excel.

Is the world getting better or worse? Interactive animation

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A set of visualisations telling the story twenty years on from the 1992 Rio Earth summit. Encourages users to review the evidence on a range of factors including population, life expectancy, child mortality, ecological footprint, poverty, hunger, food production, GDP, social change, life satisfaction, battle deaths and biodiversity, then decide whether the world is getting better or worse.
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Language usage chart

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Charts the usage of certain phrases over time on historical and contemporary sources.
Average rating: 4.5 (2 votes)

Line area graph

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This visualisation presents the number of foreign high school students in the US in 2008 and contrast it with the number of US students going abroad. The total volume of students is represented by the area covered by the lines.
Average rating: 5 (6 votes)

Map and line chart showing Napoleon's retreat from Moscow

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Famous visualisation showing Napoleon's advance on Moscow (in brown), and subsequent retreat (in black). The x,y co-ordinates show the armies position over time, with the width of the line representing the size of Napoleon's army. The line-chart at the bottom shows the temperature during the retreat. Note the catastrophic crossing of river Stultienska on November 28th, with the temperature at -20 'Reamur' (-16 Celsius).
Average rating: 9.6 (42 votes)

Share line chart

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Chart showing the employment composition of the most employment deprived areas over time.
Average rating: 2 (1 votes)

Stacked line graph

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Renewable energy targets 2000-2016.
Average rating: 5 (4 votes)