How to Read a Sankey Visualization

n dimensions + 1 metric

Shows the distribution of a metric on several dimensions, with the value of each dimension’s distribution shown on the next dimension. Continuer la lecture de How to Read a Sankey Visualization

How to Read Stacked and Bar & Line Graphs

GROUPED/STACKED BARS

These add a dimension to the bar chart, represented by a group of bars or one « cut » bar on the dimension of the horizontal axis.

Stacked mode allows you to effectively observe the evolution of the sum of elements of a dimension, over the dimension of the x-axis (example: time), and gives you an idea of the distribution of elements within that dimension.

Grouped mode compares the parallel evolutions of each element of the dimension, which is shown by a group of bars.

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How to Read Bars with Objective & Bars Year-Over-Year

BARS WITH OBJECTIVE

The bars with an objective visualization grant you the ability to compare your activities against a pre-set numerical objective or benchmark while also permitting a progressive view of your results over time.

Do your sales meet your expectations? Are your results getting closer to or further away from your goals each month?

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How to Read Bar Graphs and Cumulated Bar Graphs

 

BAR GRAPHS

The bars allow the comparison of a large number of different elements within the same dimension, sharing a common metric. Effective for showing a time evolution, that is to say where the dimension is time and each value of the dimension is a date.

Let’s say you want to visualize your website’s visits over time. Here, the dimension is time:monthly so each bar is a month and the metric is visits so each bar height is relative to the number of visits for this month.

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