Dot charts display the values of your data as a series of colored dots on two axes. Dimensions, such as time, display on the horizontal x-axis, and the dependent data displays on the vertical y-axis.
Dot charts show the exact values for your data points. Dot charts can be very effective as part of a combination chart.
To learn how to add a dot chart to a board or worksheet, see how to configure a chart card.
On a dot chart, data points are illustrated using different colors to make it easier to distinguish between different data categories.
Dot charts show pinpoint values for your data against a dimension, such as time. Use them when you want to place emphasis on the exact values of your data rather than its comparative size.
Dot charts enable you to compare a large number of data series, where other chart types are liable to become visually overcrowded.
Dot charts work well as part of a combination chart. You can overlay a dot chart over another type of chart to highlight a target or benchmark, without the need to hide data.
Use a dot chart to answer:
A dot chart may not be the best option when:
Use a different type of chart if:
To learn about other types of chart, see Chart types in detail on the Charts page.
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