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## Stacked Bar Chart Help!

I’ve shown this graph [see more here] to a couple folks who can’t seem to understand it. What would make it clearer? Goal is to show: -How much revenue is currently generated by each tax bracket? -How many filers are…

## Help Comparing Groups

Hi, I am looking for feedback on a graphical method I’ve devised for comparing groups.  I think it can be used for many different kinds of quantities, some of which I show on my website http://mason.gmu.edu/~bklinger/nationshome.html. The plot shown below…

## Design Help

I have been working on this for a long time, but I haven’t worried about how the work will actually look, but now I have to show my results in public. Any and all advise on design, fonts, charts, etc. are…

## MLB Payroll and Wins

I want to create a visualization of the correlation between baseball team wins and payroll between 2002 and 2012. My first idea was to do a slope chart with the different payroll values on 2 parallel vertical axis for the…

## Urban, Population, Agriculture, and Land

I’m interested in the relationship between a country’s urban population (as percent of total) and the share of the country’s land in agriculture. In this World Bank data, I wanted to focus on some of the interesting outliers I discovered….

## Part-to-Whole Help

Reader and contributor Ulrik Willemoes writes in the following request for Excel help. I am looking for some feedback on a rather basic visualization. I wish to display a parts-to-whole relationship over time. I know stacked bars or areas do not…

## Plotting Multiple Groups and Multiple Series

This submission comes from a work in progress using restricted data and the user is unsure of how to plot the data. The data consist of three different Groups, each with five different Series. The author wants to look at…

## Inequality Bar Chart

This bar chart from Tim Smeeding, Director of the Institute for Research on Poverty at the University of Wisconsin, compares income distributions in 31 countries for various years using data from the Luxembourg Income Study. The figure shows the relative…

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