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Improving an Extra-Wide Column or Bar Chart

Mike Cisneros goes bar-hopping:

Let’s take a closer look at that extra-tall bar chart. I came across a graph like this one when working with a recent client. They created a visual to compare the quarterly sales revenues for each of 25 different sales associates against their individual sales targets.

Mike then gives us two routes to improving the quality of this visual, one which maintains the bar chart style and one which replaces it with a Cleveland dot plot.