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Grouped Bar Chart

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Lisa Anderson
Published on 2021-10-19
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1. Introduction

The following design showcases four different types of chart bars, including Vertical Bar, Horizontal Bar, Stacked Vertical Bar, and Stacked Horizontal Bar. As the four different bar charts suggest, a vertical bar chart shows comparisons among discrete categories. One axis of the chart shows the specific categories being compared, and the other axis represents a measured value. In Horizontal Bar Graphs, the data categories are shown on the vertical axis, and the data values are shown on the horizontal axis. 

In a vertical Stacked Bar chart, categories are represented as bars, as in a basic vertical Bar Chart, but the bars are composed of series that are "stacked" on top of each other, with each series representing its value. Lastly, in a stacked horizontal bar, each horizontal bar in the graph represents a data category divided into subcategories using different colors within the same bar.

2. What is Grouped Bar Chart

Multiple sets of data items are compared in grouped bar charts, with a single color used to identify a specific series across all sets. Both vertical and horizontal versions of grouped bar charts are available, just like simple bar charts.

3. How to Create a Grouped Bar Chart

​​Creating a chart in EdrawMax 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
Log in EdrawMax 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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