Chart help needed: How to show proportion between two values?
January 16, 2013 6:48 AM Subscribe
What type of chart do I want to show that one number is several times as many as another?
posted by Sock Ray Blue to Media & Arts (11 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
Putting a tall bar representing value x next to short bar representing value y shows that x is greater than y by x-y. (I realize that's a bit of an oversimplification.) What's the best way to show that x is greater than y by x/y times? I would love some examples.
Bonus question that I should really know the answer to: if x-y is the "linear" relationship, what is x/y? Neither the "geometric" relationship nor the "proportional" relationship sound right to me.