Tips & Tricks: Stacked Bar Chart
We talk a lot about Pie Charts here at GoodData. Are they useful? Are they a good representation of the data? Our Customer Success Managers, Ravi and Ayesha, both agree that when building reports and dashboards for customers, they tend to stay away from the use of Pie Charts. Instead, they often use Stacked Bar Charts.
Pie Chart: Shows either the absolute number or the percent breakdown. The relative size of pie slices can be hard to decipher, which cause distortions and error when reading the data.
Stacked Bar Chart: Shows the percentage, as well as the overall absolute total. Assessing relative bar length will reveal strong and weak performance.
Will the Pie Charts on your dashboards be replaced by Stacked Bar Charts?