Create a line chart in everviz

Follow the steps in this article to create a line chart in everviz.

Line charts are great for seeing how a category’s value changes over time or some other variable. You can compare the changing values of multiple categories in a single line chart to see how one category performs against another.

The example we’ll create lets us see how an unemployment rate changed over 48 years. This means we can see years where the rate was not optimal. We could then investigate those years to see what caused it to be sub-optimal and avoid such sub-optimal employment rates in the future.

To create a line chart:

  • Launch the project wizard and select Chart to launch the chart wizard
  • Select Line from the Chart type section to the left of the chart wizard’s screen. Notice that the preview pane changes to reflect the chart type you’ve chosen
  • Click Next to move to the Data step where you can enter this example data for your chart
  • Click the top-left cell (A1) in the data table and press CTRL+A to select all the data in it
  • Press the delete key to remove the example data
  • Copy this example data and paste it into the data table at the top-left cell (A1). You’ll see the newly added data reflected in the preview chart
  • Click Next to move to the Design screen where you can choose a theme for your chart. Click an available theme to see how it looks, or stick with the default theme
  • Click Next to move to the Text & Annotations screen where you can add contextual information to your chart, such as a title, axis labels and a caption
  • Click Next to move to the Save or Publish screen where you can save your chart for later amendment or use, or publish your chart
  • Alternatively, you can click the Continue in Editor button to edit the chart further with more granular options
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