Work with DataWork with Data
Go through the section “How to Work with Data” on the page “Data: Finding, Using, Visualizing.” A small selection of data support materials are listed below but you can find more on the data page.
Analyze data and make graphs
The following tutorials show tips for organizing data using Google Sheets and one online infographic creation tool, Venngage. Similar graphing features can be found in other infographic creation tools, so these tutorials can be adapted for them.
|Creating a US Data Map||When your data is all 50 states, it gets tricky! This tutorial guides you through setting up your map data and working it into Venngage’s US data map.|
|Creating a Time Series Chart||Is your data time-based? Seconds? Days? Years? Use this tutorial to guide you on creating a time-series chart.|
|Graphing Distributions||Making even a simple bar graph is not so easy when you have 2000 data points to count up. This tutorial shows you how to do it quickly using Google Sheets.|
|Visualizing Relationships between Variables||Trying to show how one variable affects another? Scatter plots help your readers make sense of the connection between two sets of numerical data.|
|Comparing Across Categories||Not all data are numbers. Sometimes they present themselves as text, or categories that represent the data point, such as gender and race. To make sense of them, you will need to compare across categories.|
|Assembling and Displaying Histograms||When your data is any number in a range, you will need a histogram. Use Google Sheets to set up the data and then modify Venngage’s bar chart to make it happen.|
Avoid pitfalls and errors
Theses are just-in-time help documents for avoiding graph pitfalls for specific graph types.
|Bar Graph Help!||Get support for the most common mistakes for the most popular graph.|
|Pie Graph Help!||Figuring out pie slice sizes is a piece of cake!|
|Two-Axis Graph Help!||Pitfall support for line graphs and scatterplots and when to use which.|
|Pictograph Help!||If you are using colored icons that represent numbers or percentages, this document helps you avoid those pitfalls.|