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How best to graphically represent 25 hardware by count

How best to graphically represent 25 hardware by count

How best to graphically represent 25 hardware by count

(OP)
hi,

I usually use a pie chart if the quantity is less to do a hardware type by count or maybe even a bar chart.

But if the quantity of hardware is big like say 20 or 25 what is the best way to graphically represent it?

thanks
Jk

RE: How best to graphically represent 25 hardware by count

Hi,
Not sure what # of items has to do with how to display it best..
Pie charts are best for showing % of the total, but work for counts as well - if you are comparing counts of items, and one has many more than the others a simple line chart may be best to avoid issues of scale.

Can you explain more?

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RE: How best to graphically represent 25 hardware by count

(OP)
I have a summary of hardware servers,keyboards,audio,laptop etc -- but 20 to 25 such items.

Client just wants to see a graphical way to represent this to add color to the report smile

Clicking on each of the hardware will take user to an on-demand subreport with more details on the hardware (model name etc, like dell,cisco etc) -- this too needs to be represented graphically -- possibly by count I believe.

Let me know if you need more info smile

Thanks
Jk

RE: How best to graphically represent 25 hardware by count

Hi,
Except for questions of proportions ( 1 item needing a much larger bar or slice,making all the others too small to read, for instance) which Graph to use ( except for very specialized types like Scatter ) is mostly a matter ot taste..Try a few of CR's options ( including 3D,etc) and see which one delivers the most information in a stylish manner.

 

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