The line chart has a long history of success for visualizing time, but is it always the best way to explore time data? It depends.
For time-based data, the right chart is the one that reveals the most important insights for the audience at hand. Trying a different chart type may reveal hidden insights, unknown unknowns, or surface multiple truths in a single data set.
Continue reading to learn three ways to expand your creative conversation with time data—beyond the line chart.
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