The Data Visualisation Catalogue

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Stacked Area Graph

area graph


Stacked Area Graphs work the same way as simple Area Graphs, except for displaying multiple data series that start each point from the point left by the previous data series.

The entire graph represents the total of all the data plotted. Stacked Area Graphs also use the areas to convey whole numbers, so they do not work for negative values. Overall, they are useful for comparing multiple variables changing over time.


Data over time


area graph

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area graph