## Bar Graphs

Bar graphs are one of the most commonly used visualization types. You can use them to compare data across categories, identify outliers, and uncover historical high and low data points.

Visualization Type | More Information |
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Bar |
Compares groups of data over time using one categorical variable in a vertical format and is best used to show large changes. |

Boxplot |
Depicts groups of numerical data through quartiles and identifies outliers in a vertical format. |

Butterfly |
Plots data as two horizontal bars with the same X-axis in the center and visually resembles butterfly wings. |

Combo |
Displays different types of data in different ways, all within the same graph. |

Horizontal 100% |
Graphs data in the form of horizontal rectangular bars where the length of each bar equals 100%. |

Horizontal Bar |
Graphs data in the form of horizontal rectangular bars where the length of the bars is proportional to the values they represent. |

Horizontal Boxplot |
Depicts groups of numerical data through quartiles and identifies outliers in a horizontal format. |

Horizontal Stacked |
Renders numeric values across two categorical variables in a horizontal bar format. |

Overlay Chart |
Enables advanced combination charts with a multi-layer grammar experience and support for stacked bar charts. |

100% Stacked Bar |
Displays numeric values across one categorical variable where the length of each vertical bar equals 100%. Data containing negative values extends the vertical bar below the baseline of 0%. |

Stacked Bar |
Extends the standard bar graph by looking at numeric values across two categorical variables instead of one and is best used to show the total sizes of groups. |

Waterfall |
Shows how a starting value of something becomes a final value, uses the X, Y, Z axes to display intermediate values, and is useful in executive presentations. |