# Graphing Basics

Graphs provide a straightforward method to illustrate your data. An initial graph will be automatically generated for you, and you have the flexibility to modify it to the graph that best aligns with your needs. Below are some examples of graph applications.

**Graph Basics**

**Line Graph:**This type of graph is usually used to view trends over time, where time is one of the parameters.For example: "Show me the month-over-month growth in sales for 2022"

**Bar Graph:**Bar graphs are best for comparing the size, frequency or amount of different categories.For example: "What are the total profits from each customer in 2023?"

**Scatter Chart:**Scatter plots show the relationship between two sets of data points.For example: "Show me the total revenue and number of total employees for each company."

**Pie Chart:**These are used to compare parts of a whole.For example: "What percentage of the sales does each department receive?" This data will then be represented as segments of the circle, with each segment corresponding to a department.

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