Business Analytics & Data Visualization are two faces of the same coin. You need the ability to chart, graph, and plot your data. Just as a picture is worth a thousand words, a visual is worth a thousand data points. A key aspect of our ability to understand what’s going on is to look for patterns, and these patterns are often not evident when we simply look at data in tables. The right visualization will help you gain a deeper understanding in a much quicker timeframe.
Before you decide to create any chart or graph, you need to decide what you want to show or convey. Charts convey one of the following types of information: Key Performance Indicators (KPI), Relationships, Comparisons, Distributions, and Compositions. Click on the sections below to learn more about each.
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