# What is chart and types of chart?

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**chart**is a graphical representation of data, in which "the data is represented by symbols, such as bars in a bar**chart**, lines in a line**chart**, or slices in a pie**chart**". A data**chart**is a**type**of diagram or**graph**, that organizes and represents a set of numerical or qualitative data.

Keeping this in view, what are the five basic types of charts?

There are several different types of charts and graphs. The four most common are probably **line graphs**, **bar graphs** and **histograms**, **pie charts**, and Cartesian graphs. They are generally used for, and best for, quite different things.

**Pie**, Line, Area, Doughnut, Scatter, Surface, or Radar charts. With Excel, it is easy to create a chart. Here are some of the types of charts that you can create in Excel.

One may also ask, what are types of chart?

Normally the most popular types of charts are: **column charts**, **bar charts**, **pie charts**, doughnut charts, **line charts**, area charts, scatter charts, spider and radar charts, gauges and finally comparison charts.

Bar **charts** are good for comparisons, while line **charts** work better for trends. Scatter plot **charts** are good for relationships and distributions, but pie **charts should** be used only for simple compositions — never for comparisons or distributions.