Bar or Column charts are ideal when comparing discrete categories, change of data over period of time and even comparing multiple data point changes over a period of time. Use bar charts when the number of data points are fewer and can easily be displayed on your designated screen space without crowding. For a wider screen, number of data points between 15-20 is preferred, while on a smaller screen 6 data points are good enough to clearly display your data. Depending on use case, you can choose between various types of bar charts, some examples are provided below.
Some use cases include:
- Portfolio Performance
- Yield value over the period of time (months/years)
- Votes for various data points