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Bar line trend chart with baseline

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Bar line trend chart with baseline
Chart showing real GVA growth over time and output gap.
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Benefits & pitfalls to avoid
  • Line-charts imply that data is continuously changing. If your data is discrete you might consider a bar-chart instead.
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  • Some combination charts, such as bar and line charts, can be created in standard applications such as Excel (using more than one axis). Others can be combined by saving visualisations as image files and combining in an image editor.
  • A deviation bar graph is a bar-chart with axis set to some baseline value (to show the deviation of values from the baseline), and can be created in a range of standard data applications such as Excel.