Creating Data Visualizations: Types and Purpose

Learn and practice popular data visualization types.

Types of visualizations

There are a number of different types of visualizations that can be employed for data storytelling. In this course, we'll cover three of the most popular visualization types to lay the foundations for efficient data visualization. The insights for these visualizations can be applied to many other types of plots.

Bar plots

Bar plots are a type of visualization where categories or buckets of data are plotted along the x-axis. The y-axis or the length of the bar represent numeric values, such as the number of instances corresponding to the category.

Bar plots allow us to understand the representation of data better.

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