After reading our latest posts on data visualization, Russ Davidson from www.findaccountingsoftware.com pointed me to a post on various kinds of visualizations by Adam Bluemner, 7 Alternatives to the Bar Graph and When to Use Them in BI Reporting, and asked for my comments.
Bluemner gives a good overview. Indeed, I’m probably the audience for the post as I probably use bar charts and line charts excessively. That’s not necessarily bad—my customers are financial folks after all. Many are just getting started with visualization so it’s best to keep things simple.