80 types of charts & graphs for data visualization (with examples)

We divided the charts below into six categories that vary per use case.

1. Comparison

Bar chart

English breakfast nutrition facts — An example of a bar chart designed with Datylon.
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Column chart

Top 15 World Tallest Buildings — An example of a column chart designed with Datylon.
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Grouped bar/column chart

Top 5 social media score — An example of a grouped bar/column chart designed with Datylon.
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Lollipop chart

Top 10 Candy Matchup Winners — An example of a lollipop chart designed with Datylon.
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Bullet chart

Seasonal water consumption — An example of a bullet chart designed with Datylon.
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Dot plot

Xerneas is the fastest fairy Pokemon — An example of a dot plot designed with Datylon.
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Dumbbell

Changes in number of researchers — An example of a dumbbell designed with Datylon.
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Pictogram

Setting of Interventions — An example of a pictogram designed with Datylon.
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Icon chart

Top 10 lakes by area & depth — An example of an icon chart designed with Datylon.
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Range plot

New York City average temperatures range — An example of a range plot designed with Datylon.
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Radial bar chart

Parallel coordinates

Movies ratings — An example of a parallel coordinates designed with Datylon.
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Radar chart

Nightingale chart

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Waterfall chart

Investment portfolio monitoring — An example of a waterfall chart designed with Datylon.
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Matrix chart

Football team game plan — An example of a Matrix chart designed with Datylon.
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Small multiples

Big Mac Index — An example of a small multiples designed with Datylon.
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Word cloud

An example of a word cloud.

Slope chart

Changes in total investment % of GDP from 2011 to 2019 — An example of a slope chart designed with Datylon.
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Table chart

English Premier League 2021/22 final table - An example of a table chart designed with Datylon.
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Categorical scatter plot

Frequency of top tablet activities by top locations — An example of a categorical scatter plot designed with Datylon.
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Quadrant chart

Scoring efficiency of NBA 2021–22 regular season players — An example of a quadrant chart designed with Datylon.
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2. Correlation (relational)

Heatmap

In summer, temperatures at the North Pole can reach over 20°C — An example of a heatmap designed with Datylon.
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Bubble chart

Correlation of happiness score and GDP per capita — An example of a bubble chart designed with Datylon.
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Scatter plot

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Connected scatter plot

Australia’s inflation-unemployment curve in 1970–2020 — An example of a connected scatter plot designed with Datylon.
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Hexagonal binning

Contour plot

3. Part-to-whole & hierarchical

Stacked bar chart & stacked column chart

Companies that get results use many best practices — An example of a stacked bar/column chart designed with Datylon.
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Diverging (stacked) bar/column chart

Electric Pokemons’ Skill Rating — An example of a diverging (stacked) bar/column chart designed with Datylon.
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Population pyramid

Population pyramid of every continent — An example of a population pyramid designed with Datylon.
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Icon array

Which season do Americans prefer? — An example of an icon array designed with Datylon.
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Waffle chart

Dogs vs Cats in American households — An example of a waffle chart designed with Datylon.
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Pie chart

Agriculture, Industry and Service as a part of countries GDP — An example of a pie chart designed with Datylon.
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Donut chart

12 bears donut chart — An example of a donut chart designed with Datylon.
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Semicircle donut chart

Breads & Cereals calories per 100 grams — An example of a semicircle donut chart designed with Datylon.
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Marimekko chart

Annual salaries of NBA semi-final teams - An example of a Marimekko chart designed with Datylon.
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Treemap

Distribution of the six biomes on Earth — An example of a treemap designed with Datylon.
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Circular treemap

Convex treemap

Dendrogram

Venn diagram

Euler diagram

Circular gauge

Sunburst chart

The instrumentation of the Early Romantic orchestra — An example of a Sunburst chart designed with Datylon.
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Pyramid chart & Funnel chart

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4. Data over time (temporal)

Area chart

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Stacked area chart

Area chart tutorial video — An example of a stacked area chart designed with Datylon.
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Stream graph

Evolution of baby names in US — An example of a stream graph designed with Datylon.
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Bump chart

Biathlon mass start race — An example of a bump chart designed with Datylon.
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Bump area chart

Line chart

Women in national parliaments and governments in EU — An example of a line chart designed with Datylon.
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Spline chart

Daily sales — An example of a spline chart designed with Datylon.
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Step line chart

Where did Manchester City finish? — An example of a step line chart designed with Datylon.
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Candlestick chart

Japanese Candlestick chart — An example of a candlestick graph designed with Datylon.

Gannt chart

All-NBA first team players and regular season MVPs of the 21st century - An example of a Gantt chart designed with Datylon.
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Barcode chart

The history of a barcode - An example of a barcode chart designed with Datylon.
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OHLC chart

5. Distribution

Density plot

Top 5 drivers points finish frequency — An example of a density plot designed with Datylon.
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Ridgeline plot

Successive pulses from the pulsar PRS B1919+21 — An example of a ridgeline plot designed with Datylon.
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Horizon chart

Histogram

Seasons in New York City - An example of a histogram designed with Datylon.
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Radial histogram

Radial chart yearly data — An example of a radial histogram designed with Datylon.
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Strip plot

The top 10 most populated cities on each continent — An example of a strip plot designed with Datylon.
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Jitter plot

The highest-grossing movies of the 21st century — An example of a jitter plot designed with Datylon.
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One dimensional heatmap

The fastest times of the Boston Marathon — An example of a one dimensional heatmap designed with Datylon.
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Beeswarm chart

Box chart

World Happiness Report Score — An example of a box chart designed with Datylon.
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Violin plot

6. Geospatial & other charts

Geographic heatmap

Choropleth map

Tile map

US median household income — An example of a tile map designed with Datylon.
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Chord diagram

Arc diagram

Sankey

Network diagram

Flowchart

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