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Method to Improve Comparison of Series and Series Items in Multi-series Bar Charts

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000173307D
Original Publication Date: 2008-Jul-30
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2008-Jul-30

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

Method to Improve Comparison of Series and Series Items in Multi-series Bar Charts The Improved Comparison Multi-series bar chart is a clustered bar chart that simultaneously displays an additional bar for each series cluster, showing the height of the cluster if it were displayed as a stacked bar chart. The bars for the different series are still displayed side by side, so that they can be compared. The heights of the additional bars allow the user to compare the sums of the series clusters, thus realizing the strengths of both chart types in a single hybrid type.