An Area chart is typically used for representing time-series relationships and identifying an overall trend(s) over time. Area charts can also be used to show a comparison between two or more quantities.

An area chart is essentially a line chart with full opacity, the area between axis and line is generally filled with colors to represent the volume.

Example Query : PROFIT ACROSS WEEKS


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Multiple Area Chart.

A Multiple Area Chart is best used for comparing a small group of measures. It is advised to restrict the comparision to 2-3 measures, as the comparision across more measures will not be effectively conveyed.

Example Query :PROFIT OVER GENDER ACROSS WEEKS


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Tip :

For depicting or comparing more quantities it is better to use a line chart.

Stacked Area Chart.

A Stacked Area Chart is typically used to visualize part-to-whole relationships, i.e... to illustrate and analyze the contribution of individual categories to the cumulative total.

They are useful for comparing multiple variables changing over an interval.

Example Query : CALC(SALES-PROFIT), PROFIT ACROSS WEEK



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