How to Choose a Chart

Choosing the right chart to represent your data can be a daunting process. I believe that a starting point for this thinking is some basic statistical thinking about the type of variables that you have. At the broadest level, variables may be conceptualized as categorical variables, or continuous variables.

Once we have discerned the type of variable that have, there are two followup questions we may ask before deciding upon a chart strategy:

A Few Notes

A Note About Graph Labels

Graphs should have clear titles and labels.