Data Viz Done Right

April 1, 2011

When measuring home runs, a bar chart is better than a column chart

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From Chart of the Day:

For me, this chart is quite hard to read because (1) you have to tilt your head 90 degrees to read anything and (2) the background is unnecessarily dark.  A bar chart would be far superior; you’d be able to read left-to-right, just like a book.

Adding the player name inside the bar stumped me for a bit, but this solution on Tableau forum proved useful (via Joe Mako).

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