Used to present complex information and numerical data in a simple, compact format, a chart is an image that represents data symbolically. The term graph may be used synonymously with chart. Some types of charts, known as pictographs, use pictures or symbols in place of the typical bars, lines, or dots of most charts or graphs.
Charts, like other types of images for presenting information are a form of infographic. There are several infographics including a bar chart or graph in this Information Graphics example.
Also Known As: graph | infographic
A pie chart is a circle divided into segments with each piece of the pie representing some data. Bar and stacked charts use vertical or horizontal bars to show the relationship between numbers. Line charts use lines along a visible or invisible grid.