First of all, thanks everyone for making the should you always start barcharts at zero? discussion lively. Almost everyone felt that we should start bar charts at zero.
After spending sometime with my initial test cricket statistics dashboard, I have created few alternatives. You can see them below.
But somehow I feel that I haven’t found very good alternatives. So, I am making this as a simple contest.
What would you do if you had to plot the test cricket statistics data on a simple yet intuitive dash board?
Just use your imagination, come up with alternatives and share them in comments. You can get the data here. The best ones will be shared with all readers in another post. 🙂
PS: You can share excel files / images with everyone by uploading them to a free hosting site (flickr, photobucket for images) and then paste the links in the comments box. Let me know if you have any difficulty. Also, if you want me to host the files, feel free to send them at chandoo.d at gmail.com. Happy Charting 🙂
Ok, now on to the alternative visualizations that I could think of.
First the original dashboard with correct axis scaling options:
I have also tried to come up in-cell chart variations. But Nothing looked that great. Here is one that I liked:
Then I tied to transpose the chart (instead of showing player names in rows, I tried to show them in columns) . Here are 2 variations (one with fewer colors)
What about you? How would you visualize the test cricket statistics data?
PS: The original charts are much more bigger and readable. I have adjusted the scale to fit them on the screen.