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On Line Graphing

Not Everyone Has a Spreadsheet

I wrote an article about CoralLevang 's earnings and included graphs created using Excel spreadsheet.You can see those here and see Coral's original post here . After posting, I realised that not everyone has a spreadsheet and that while there are free downloadable programmes, they take a while to learn and while people might be interested in seeing a graph of their earnings (or anything else) they might not have the time to learn how to use a spreadsheet.

Online Graphs

So I wondered whether there were any online graph programmes that would take your data and provide a graph for you. And there are several! - Who would have thunk it? I just searched for the term graph data in the search box and several possibilities came up. A number of them appeared to give the option for only one line to be shown but I needed two and this program gave the option for one, two or more columns of data. It's called online chart tool and it gives examples of the kind of data you can graph and then print out. You can also save it as a picture and email it direct from the program. Note: I did not put the labels on it. There are lots of colour options too. I did Coral's data as a stacked bar chart this time and did it the two ways I showed in my first post on this.


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The graphs have come out very colourful and the colours can be changed. In terms of displaying data, I preferred the lines for this data but chose to use stacked bars to demonstrate the program. It was very easy to use the program, however, I have used spreadsheets a lot. If you know the basics of creating a graph, even by hand, you should have no problems with this program. ENJOY!

NOTE: NOT affiliate links

The link to online chart tool is NOT an affiliate link. I have never used it previously, this is my first time trying it out.

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markgraham wrote on November 11, 2015, 9:43 AM

I know I have written a few short review articles about statistics. There seems to be more interest in this area and in particular graphing. That is a part of that course. Maybe I have a probable article to write today. Thank you.

MegL wrote on November 11, 2015, 10:06 AM

You're welcome. Look forward to seeing it.

Kasman wrote on November 11, 2015, 10:35 AM

Excellently done! Visual guides like this are always preferable to dry statistics!

MegL wrote on November 11, 2015, 11:32 AM

Thank you.

cheri wrote on November 11, 2015, 11:06 PM

This is really interesting. I am just not sure if I have the time to learn and do this

bethieannie wrote on November 12, 2015, 12:54 AM

I was quite impressed with your use of graphs, and what I believe is HTML. Looks so nice! Gives me something new to explore.

MegL wrote on November 12, 2015, 4:43 AM

I did not use HTML in this post.

Paulie wrote on November 12, 2015, 7:13 AM

Thank you very much for sharing this link related to line graphing!

msiduri wrote on November 12, 2015, 8:49 AM

Ah, that's just too easy. I've been playing with that stuff—to varying degrees of success—since the days of Lotus 1-2-3.