Like clustered column charts, clustered bar charts become visually complex as the number of categories or data series increase. They work best in situations where data points are limited.


Allow direct comparison of multiple data series per category Can show change over time


More difficult to compare a single series across categories Become visually complex as categories or series are added


Limit data series and categories Avoid all 3d variants

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Dave Bruns

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