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Horizontal Bar Chart

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Published on 2021-04-09
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1. Introduction

A bar chart is a chart that presents categorical data with rectangular bars with heights or lengths proportional to the values that they represent. The horizontal bars show comparisons among discrete categories. One axis of the chart shows the specific categories being compared, and the other axis represents a measured value. In a bar chart, one makes bars of equal width but variable length, i.e. the magnitude of a quantity is represented by the height or length of the bars. 

As shown in the example, a bar chart can help create a city’s average temperature across the entire year. As shown in the bar chart, months like August, September, and July recorded the highest temperature, and months like January and December recorded the lowest temperature across the year.

2. What is a Bar Chart

A bar chart or bar graph is a chart or graph that uses rectangular bars with heights or lengths proportional to the values they represent to convey categorical data. The bars can be plotted either horizontally or vertically. A column chart is another name for a vertical bar chart.

3. How to Create a Bar Chart

Creating a chart in EdrawMax Online is pretty simple. The free chart maker has several features, like directly importing the data from the .csv file or creating one from scratch using free templates.

Step 1: Login EdrawMax Online
<br>Log in EdrawMax Online using your registered email address. If this is your first time accessing the tool, you can create your personalized account from your personal or professional email address.

Step 2: Choose a template
EdrawMax Online comes with hundreds of free chart templates. Select a pre-designed template from the product based on your preference or need by selecting the ""Graph and Chart"" on the left navigation pane. It will open up several chart types. Alternatively, press ""+"" in EdrawMax Online canvas to create a card from scratch.

Step 3: Customize the diagram
Customize your chart by changing the symbols and shapes as required. With the easy drag-and-drop feature of EdrawMax Online, you can use all the relative elements from libraries.

Step 4: Export & Share
Once your chart is completed, you can share it amongst your colleagues or clients using the easy export and share option. You can export a chart in multiple formats, like Graphics, JPEG, PDF, or HTML. Also, you can share the designs on different social media platforms, like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, or Line.
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