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  • Graphic representations of data. For data in textual form arranged in columns and rows see [Tables (Data).]

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  • Form

    • Graphs
  • Variants

    • Bar charts
    • Charts (Graphs)
    • Column charts
    • Diagrams
    • Line charts
    • Pie charts
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  • Sources

    • found: Art & architecture thesaurus online, July 25, 2014(charts (graphic documents). A tabular or graphic representation of a fluctuating or dependent variable, such as magnitude, temperature, cost, etc.)
    • found: The ALA glossary of library and information science, 1983(chart 1. An opaque sheet that exhibits data in the form of graphs or tables, or by the use of contours, shapes, or figures.)
    • found: Reitz, J.M. ODLIS: online dictionary for library and information science, July 25, 2014(chart: A special-purpose map designed primarily to meet the requirements of navigation or one showing meteorological phenomena or heavenly bodies. A nautical chart indicates soundings, currents, coastlines, and other important maritime features. Also, an opaque sheet on which data is displayed in graphic or tabular form, for example, a calendar. See also: flip chart.)
    • found: Computing website, July 25, 2014:Spreadsheets webpage (Charts are what we call graphs in math class. Charts are visual representations of worksheet data. Charts often makes it easier to understand the data in a worksheet because users can easily pick out patterns and trends illustrated in the chart that are otherwise difficult to see. Different types of charts serve different purposes; pie charts; column charts; bar charts; line charts)
    • found:, July 25, 2014(chart 1. a sheet exhibiting information in tabular form. 2. a graphic representation, as by curves, of a dependent variable, as temperature, price, etc.; graph.)
    • found: Merriam-Webster online, July 25, 2014(chart 2 a : a sheet giving information in tabular form b : graph c : diagram)
    • found: Macmillian dictionary online, July 25, 2014(chart: a list, drawing, or graph showing information in a way that is easy to understand)
    • found: RDA glossary, July 25, 2014(Chart 1) A two-dimensional representation of data in graphic or tabular form (e.g., a wall chart). 2) A map designed primarily for navigation through water, air, or space.)
    • found: Wikipedia, July 25, 2014 (A chart is a graphical representation of data, in which "the data is represented by symbols, such as bars in a bar chart, lines in a line chart, or slices in a pie chart". A chart can represent tabular numeric data, functions or some kinds of qualitative structure and provides different info. The term "chart" as a graphical representation of data has multiple meanings: A data chart is a type of diagram or graph, that organizes and represents a set of numerical or qualitative data. Maps that are adorned with extra information for some specific purpose are often known as charts, such as a nautical chart or aeronautical chart. Other domain specific constructs are sometimes called charts, such as the chord chart in music notation or a record chart for album popularity. ... Typically the data in a chart is represented graphically, since humans are generally able to infer meaning from pictures quicker than from text. Text is generally used only to annotate the data.)
  • General Notes

    • Graphic representations of data. For data in textual form arranged in columns and rows see [Tables (Data).]
  • Example Notes

    • Note under [Tables (Data)]
  • Change Notes

    • 2014-12-01: new
    • 2015-12-02: revised
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