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Area charts
T ABLE 2-7 AREA CHART SUBTYPES
Chart Type
Description
Area
Standard area chart
Stacked area
Area chart; data series stacked
100% stacked area
Area chart; expressed as percentages
3-D area
A true 3-D area chart with a third axis
3-D Stacked Area
Area chart with a perspective look; data series stacked
3-D 100% stacked area
Area chart with a perspective look; expressed as percentages
Figure 2-17 shows the same data, plotted as a 3-D area chart. Although this chart
has lots of visual appeal, it has a serious weakness: The data toward the back is often
obscured. In this example, the first three quarters for Product C are not even visible.
Figure 2-16: A stacked area chart
Figure 2-17: The first three quarters for Product C
are not visible in this 3-D area chart.
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