Stacked Area Graph
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Stacked Area Graph

area graph

Description

Stacked Area Graphs work in the same way as simple Area Graphs do, except for the use of multiple data series that start each point from the point left by the previous data series.

The entire graph represents the total of all the data plotted. Stacked Area Graphs also use area to convey whole numbers, so they do not work for negative values. Overall, they are useful for comparing multiple variables changing over an interval.



Functions

Comparisons
Data over time
Patterns
Relationships




Anatomy

area graph







Tools to Generate Visualisation

MS Excel and Apple's Numbers DataHero Datavisual Google Docs Infogr.am OnlineChartTool Slemma Vega (code) ZingChart (code) ZoomCharts