Stacked Area Chart A Term You Need to Know
A stacked area chart is a type of data visualization that represents data using a series of stacked areas. It is used to show the composition of a data point and to compare the contributions of different categories or components to the whole.
In a stacked area chart, each area represents a data point, with the area divided into sections representing the different categories or components. The height of each section is proportional to the value of that component, and the total height of the area represents the total value of the data point.
Stacked area charts are useful for showing the composition of data, as they allow for a clear and visual comparison of the contributions of each component to the whole. They are also useful for comparing the composition of multiple data points, as the sections of each area can be easily compared across categories or time periods.
Stacked area charts can be presented in a variety of styles, including 100% stacked area charts, which show each component as a percentage of the total, and stream graph stacked area charts, which represent data as a flowing stream.View More Definitions
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