Problem

You've seen how to create handy XY charts in the previous recipe and would like to learn what other chart types are available in Excel.

Solution

Excel has several built-in chart types to choose from. Excel's standard chart types are:

*Column*

The Column type includes the sub-types Clustered Column, Stacked Column, 100% Stacked Column, Clustered Column 3-D, Stacked Column 3-D, 100% Stacked Column 3-D, and 3-D Column.

*Bar*

The Bar type includes the sub-types Clustered Bar, Stacked Bar, 100% Stacked Bar, Clustered Bar 3-D, Stacked Bar 3-D, and 100% Stacked Bar 3-D.

*Line*

The Line type includes the sub-types Line, Stacked Line, 100% Stacked Line, Line with Markers, Stacked Line with Markers, 100% Stacked Line with Markers, and 3-D Line.

*Pie*

The Pie type includes the sub-types Pie, Pie 3-D, Pie of Pie, Exploded Pie, Exploded Pie 3-D, and Bar of Pie.

*XY (Scatter)*

The XY type includes the sub-types Scatter, Scatter with smoothed lines, Scatter with smoothed lines and markers, Scatter with lines, and Scatter with lines and markers.

*Area*

The Area type includes the sub-types Area, Stacked Area, 100% Stacked Area, Area 3-D, Stacked Area 3-D, and 100% Stacked Area 3-D.

*Doughnut*

The Doughnut type includes the sub-types Doughnut and Exploded Doughnut.

*Radar*

The Radar type includes the sub-types Radar, Radar with Markers, and Filled Radar.

*Surface*

The Surface type includes the sub-types 3-D Surface, Wireframe 3-D Surface, Contour, and Wireframe Contour.

*Bubble*

The Bubble type includes the sub-types Bubble and Bubble 3-D.

*Stock*

The Stock type includes the sub-types High-Low-Close, Open-High-Low-Close, Volume-High-Low-Close, and Volume-Open-High-Low-Close.

*Cylinder*

The Cylinder type includes the sub-types Column, Stacked Column, 100% Stacked Column, Bar, Stacked Bar, 100% Stacked Bar, and 3-D Column.

*Cone*

The Cone type includes the sub-types Column, Stacked Column, 100% Stacked Column, Bar, Stacked Bar, 100% Stacked Bar, and 3-D Column.

*Pyramid*

The Pyramid type includes the sub-types Column, Stacked Column, 100% Stacked Column, Bar, Stacked Bar, 100% Stacked Bar, and 3-D Column.

In addition to these standard chart types, Excel has many other built-in, custom chart types to choose from. Moreover, you can combine many of the these chart types on a single chart to create your own custom chart type, which you can save in the Custom Types list for repeated use.

To different types of charts, follow the same procedure described in Recipe 4.1. Just select a different type of chart during step 1 of the Chart Wizard process. The Chart Type dialog box (step 1 of the Chart Wizard) shows you all of the available built-in chart types. You can select any type and view a preview of the resulting chart by pressing the preview button, as discussed earlier. The Custom Types tab of the Chart Type dialog box also allows you to select or add custom chart types. (See Recipe 4.12 for more information.)

See Also

See Recipe 4.8 to learn how to set different styles for each data series on a single chart.

Using Excel

- Introduction
- Navigating the Interface
- Entering Data
- Setting Cell Data Types
- Selecting More Than a Single Cell
- Entering Formulas
- Exploring the R1C1 Cell Reference Style
- Referring to More Than a Single Cell
- Understanding Operator Precedence
- Using Exponents in Formulas
- Exploring Functions
- Formatting Your Spreadsheets
- Defining Custom Format Styles
- Leveraging Copy, Cut, Paste, and Paste Special
- Using Cell Names (Like Programming Variables)
- Validating Data
- Taking Advantage of Macros
- Adding Comments and Equation Notes
- Getting Help

Getting Acquainted with Visual Basic for Applications

- Introduction
- Navigating the VBA Editor
- Writing Functions and Subroutines
- Working with Data Types
- Defining Variables
- Defining Constants
- Using Arrays
- Commenting Code
- Spanning Long Statements over Multiple Lines
- Using Conditional Statements
- Using Loops
- Debugging VBA Code
- Exploring VBAs Built-in Functions
- Exploring Excel Objects
- Creating Your Own Objects in VBA
- VBA Help

Collecting and Cleaning Up Data

- Introduction
- Importing Data from Text Files
- Importing Data from Delimited Text Files
- Importing Data Using Drag-and-Drop
- Importing Data from Access Databases
- Importing Data from Web Pages
- Parsing Data
- Removing Weird Characters from Imported Text
- Converting Units
- Sorting Data
- Filtering Data
- Looking Up Values in Tables
- Retrieving Data from XML Files

Charting

- Introduction
- Creating Simple Charts
- Exploring Chart Styles
- Formatting Charts
- Customizing Chart Axes
- Setting Log or Semilog Scales
- Using Multiple Axes
- Changing the Type of an Existing Chart
- Combining Chart Types
- Building 3D Surface Plots
- Preparing Contour Plots
- Annotating Charts
- Saving Custom Chart Types
- Copying Charts to Word
- Recipe 4-14. Displaying Error Bars

Statistical Analysis

- Introduction
- Computing Summary Statistics
- Plotting Frequency Distributions
- Calculating Confidence Intervals
- Correlating Data
- Ranking and Percentiles
- Performing Statistical Tests
- Conducting ANOVA
- Generating Random Numbers
- Sampling Data

Time Series Analysis

- Introduction
- Plotting Time Series Data
- Adding Trendlines
- Computing Moving Averages
- Smoothing Data Using Weighted Averages
- Centering Data
- Detrending a Time Series
- Estimating Seasonal Indices
- Deseasonalization of a Time Series
- Forecasting
- Applying Discrete Fourier Transforms

Mathematical Functions

- Introduction
- Using Summation Functions
- Delving into Division
- Mastering Multiplication
- Exploring Exponential and Logarithmic Functions
- Using Trigonometry Functions
- Seeing Signs
- Getting to the Root of Things
- Rounding and Truncating Numbers
- Converting Between Number Systems
- Manipulating Matrices
- Building Support for Vectors
- Using Spreadsheet Functions in VBA Code
- Dealing with Complex Numbers

Curve Fitting and Regression

- Introduction
- Performing Linear Curve Fitting Using Excel Charts
- Constructing Your Own Linear Fit Using Spreadsheet Functions
- Using a Single Spreadsheet Function for Linear Curve Fitting
- Performing Multiple Linear Regression
- Generating Nonlinear Curve Fits Using Excel Charts
- Fitting Nonlinear Curves Using Solver
- Assessing Goodness of Fit
- Computing Confidence Intervals

Solving Equations

- Introduction
- Finding Roots Graphically
- Solving Nonlinear Equations Iteratively
- Automating Tedious Problems with VBA
- Solving Linear Systems
- Tackling Nonlinear Systems of Equations
- Using Classical Methods for Solving Equations

Numerical Integration and Differentiation

- Introduction
- Integrating a Definite Integral
- Implementing the Trapezoidal Rule in VBA
- Computing the Center of an Area Using Numerical Integration
- Calculating the Second Moment of an Area
- Dealing with Double Integrals
- Numerical Differentiation

Solving Ordinary Differential Equations

- Introduction
- Solving First-Order Initial Value Problems
- Applying the Runge-Kutta Method to Second-Order Initial Value Problems
- Tackling Coupled Equations
- Shooting Boundary Value Problems

Solving Partial Differential Equations

- Introduction
- Leveraging Excel to Directly Solve Finite Difference Equations
- Recruiting Solver to Iteratively Solve Finite Difference Equations
- Solving Initial Value Problems
- Using Excel to Help Solve Problems Formulated Using the Finite Element Method

Performing Optimization Analyses in Excel

- Introduction
- Using Excel for Traditional Linear Programming
- Exploring Resource Allocation Optimization Problems
- Getting More Realistic Results with Integer Constraints
- Tackling Troublesome Problems
- Optimizing Engineering Design Problems
- Understanding Solver Reports
- Programming a Genetic Algorithm for Optimization

Introduction to Financial Calculations

- Introduction
- Computing Present Value
- Calculating Future Value
- Figuring Out Required Rate of Return
- Doubling Your Money
- Determining Monthly Payments
- Considering Cash Flow Alternatives
- Achieving a Certain Future Value
- Assessing Net Present Worth
- Estimating Rate of Return
- Solving Inverse Problems
- Figuring a Break-Even Point

Index

Excel Scientific and Engineering Cookbook (Cookbooks (OReilly))

ISBN: 0596008791

EAN: 2147483647

EAN: 2147483647

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Pages: 206

Pages: 206

Authors: David M Bourg

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