Chart Components and Working On Your Graphics Piece-wise

September 20, 2018


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Before you can form a set of steps to visualize data, you need to know the components of a chart that you can separate. Like making an outline for an essay, you look for sections that make sense rather than define how many periods and question marks you need to show.

Once you can form that data graphics outline, that complex visualization project doesn’t seem so daunting.

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