UCB — Fall 2013 / Week

Line Charts

Basically, use them for anything that has data over time

Generally better than bar charts if you are trying to show more than two series.

Especially good if you’re trying to show A LOT of groups

Don’t use Legends when they aren’t necessary

Don’t use dual axes, instead split up your charts

Line charts, like all other workhorse forms, can be made sexy

But they can also be made sexy in bad way