time scale proportional using a column chart - not just for scatte


B

babs

I have had 2 requests in the past two weeks from quality dept. on how to
chart data with the x axis time in Hrs and the Y being some measurement
result(ie. roll hardness, #particles)
I know we can do this with the XY- Scatter chart but both groups want to use
the Column chart -
The X-axis just looks at the HRS and puts them same distance with each other
no matter what the value is-

I can't believe there is not a way around this to make the column chart X
axis(independent axis) to be spaced based on the ACTUAL values

What am I missing???

Thanks,
Barb
 
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B

babs

I agree with you but for some reason they want to visually show the BAr for
each value with the x being time (not category) - seems like you should be
able to do this????? - is there really no way ?
Thanks,
barb
 
J

Jon Peltier

It's not you who are missing an important fact, but those making the
requests.

A line chart is very effective at showing variation of a quantity over
time. Use markers to emphasize the observed data, or remove them to
emphasize the lines and the trends they show.

Column and bar charts are better than line charts at showing values for
discrete categories.

- Jon
 
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