# Charts and Graphs Template

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## Charts and Graphs Template

This charts and graphs template provides you with 10 different types of charts and graphs used in financial planning and analysis.

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### #1 Line Graphs

The perfect solution for showing multiple series of closely related series of data.

### #2 Bar Graphs

Bars (columns) are the best types of graphs for presenting a single data series.

### #3 Combo Chart

This is very useful when presenting two data services that have a very different scale and might be expressed in different units.

### #4 Scatterplot

The scatterplot is excellent for showing the relationship between two data series and determining their correlation.

### #5 Waterfall Chart

The waterfall chart is excellent for variance analysis and explaining how an “actual” result was different than a “budget” or how something has changed relative to an original data point.

### #6 Pie Graph

A pie graph is effective for illustrating the percentage breakdown of a small number of data points.

### #7 Histogram

Histograms show the distribution of a dataset.

### #8 Gauge Chart

The gauge chart is perfect for graphing a single data point and showing where that result fits on a scale from “bad” to “good.”

### #9 Area Graph

An area chart is a solid area and can be effective when showing stacked, cumulative data series.

### #10 Spider chart / radar graph

A spider or radar graph is a very useful type of graph for showing qualitative data or the overall “score” or comparison of multiple series.

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