# All articles with 'indexed charts' Tag

## 6 Must Know Line Chart variations for Data Analysis

Published on Oct 1, 2020 in Charts and Graphs

Line charts in Excel are essential for trend analysis, spotting distribution and outliers. Use these 6 variations to get more out your line chart.

• Indexed Line Chart
• Sparklines
• Spaghetti Line Chart
• Smoothed Line Chart
• Forecast Line Chart
• Line Chart Combinations
Continue »

## How to visualize multiple variables over several years? [Contest]

Published on Jun 24, 2016 in Charts and Graphs, Excel Challenges

Our newest contest is inspired from a question asked by Kaushik, one of our forum members, interesting problem.

Need to quickly visualize 3 variables ( Company, years, Financials) in a single […] chart.

Create a chart to understand multiple variable data and you could win \$100 Amazon gift card. Do send your charts before 4th of July to qualify for the prizes.

Continue »

## Revenue vs. Commission growth – Getting the message across [BYOD]

Published on Feb 17, 2015 in Analytics, Charts and Graphs

Situation: Our commissions are growing way faster than revenues
Let’s say you are looking revenues & sales commissions of your company for last few years. The data looks like this:

And you want to highlight the fact that commissions are growing faster than revenues.

So you plot YoY growth rates for revenues & commissions.

Problem: The chart of YoY growth rates is not convincing

Take a look at the chart. It doesn’t convey the message that we want. At best it says “revenue growth is less than commission growth”

How to convey the message “Commission growth is a problem for us”?

Continue »

## Use Indexed charts when understanding change [Charting Techniques]

Published on Oct 9, 2012 in Charts and Graphs, Excel Howtos

Today, lets talk about indexing, a technique used to compare changes in values over time.

What is indexing?
Lets say you want to compare prices of Gold & Coffee over last few years. Gold price in 2011 (oct) is \$1,655 per ounce. And now (sept 2012) it is \$1,744. Like wise, Silver price in 2011 is \$32.06 and in 2012 it is \$33.61. How do we compare such diverse numbers?

Enter indexing.

First we need to calculate price of Gold and Silver in 2012 assuming their starting price is 100. This can be done with simple arithmetic.

Now, we can easily compare the prices. Looking at the indexed prices, we can conclude that both Gold & Silver prices have gone up by similar percentage (~5%).

Continue »

### Get FREE Excel & Power-BI Newsletter

One email per week with Excel and Power BI goodness. Join 100,000+ others and get it free.

#### Downloads

© All rights reserved.