I just got off the fun webinar with Andy Kirk: AskAndy Anything About Data. It was fun to field questions from social media. I hope you all enjoyed it.
One of the questions was from Andy Kriebel:
If you could only use 5 viz types, which would they be? #AskAndy
— Andy Kriebel (@VizWizBI) November 30, 2015
We decided to take Tableau’s Show Me charts and do a squad selection 5-a-side. Andy picked one, then I picked from the remainder. Here’s the “squads” we ended up with, in order we picked them (ie Andy K picked line chart, I picked bar chart, he picked treemap, etc)
I was surprised Andy K took the treemap as second choice. Andy suggested that maps are overrated (shock!). We both agreed that boxplots and bubbles could be happily left on the bench.
What do you think? If you could only use 5 chart types ever again, what would they be?
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My 5 would look very similar to yours, but I’d swap the line chart in place of maps, since I use trending lines way more than I do maps.
Hi Michael, I would have had line chart too but Andy picked it first!