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Create Dynamic Charts in Microsoft® Office Excel® 2007 and Beyond by Reinhold Scheck

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Profile Comparisons on the Radar Chart

The first time anyone sees a radar chart without its data series, they immediately think of a spider’s web. So do these charts show what was the prey? Or do they plot the results of a managerial radar surveillance? Of course, they don’t. The data series for this extremely helpful chart type appear as lines that have been closed to form shapes and/or molded areas. The term "profile chart" would be more appropriate because this is exactly what this chart produces best: easy-to-understand profiles and specific shapes that form a whole. "The chart clearly comprises comparatively similar shapes that differ in some regard," is an accurate description. You will immediately see why the radar chart is particularly ...

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