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It is very easy to publish your area chart on your website, blog, or article. Once you’ve created your chart, simply select ‘publish’. This will generate a short script that can be copied and pasted directly into your website. With everviz, you can be confident that your area chart will be fully interactive and display correctly across all device sizes.
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It depends on the situation. Area charts are effectively line charts with the region below the line infilled. Both line charts and area charts are useful for displaying trends rather than individual values, but they do have a few differences.
Area charts can be a good choice if you want to communicate a cumulative effect where the infilled area is used to indicate variation in some quantity. For example, an area chart might be appropriate for showing changes in the total revenue over time, whereas a line chart might be more suitable for displaying a net change in profits.
Generally, line charts can accommodate more different series because the series in area charts can often obscure one another. However, this issue can be solved by applying transparency to the infilled regions on an area chart so that the data below can be seen (this feature is applied as standard in everviz).
Transparent area charts are great for displaying overlapping data series because they avoid the problem of data being obscured by other series.
An everviz area chart applies transparency settings to the data series automatically so it is very easy to produce an attractive, professional-looking chart. You are still free to change the colors and adjust the transparency to suit your needs – just select “Continue in Editor” from the chart maker tool to customize any setting.
The standard area chart plots the values for each data series on the y axis. These charts are great for comparing different data series – for example, you might use one to show how the total population of different countries has compared through history.
In a stacked area chart, the data series are summed to show a cumulative total, so they appear ‘stacked’ on top of each other. This type of chart is good for showing part-to-whole relationships. For example, a stacked area chart might be used to show how the varying population of different countries has impacted the total population of a region over time.
A percentage area chart is a type of stacked chart where the relative contribution of each group to the total is plotted. Values are normalized so that they always sum to 100% but the graph shows how the proportional contributions vary. This type of chart does not allow you to compare absolute values, but it does show variations in the percentage ratio. For example, a percentage area chart might be used to show how the proportion of different demographics within a population have changed over time.