Barcelona Field Studies Centre

Bar Chart and Bipolar Graph Creator

This Bar Chart constructor creates a variety of bar graphs. The bars can be oriented horizontally or vertically. Negative values may be entered as bar data (e.g. -20) to make bipolar charts.

Bar charts are commonly used in geography fieldwork to compare data or illustrate trends over time. Bar charts are better than line graphs for comparing large changes or differences in data.

Enter your data in the calculator below. Select the type of bar chart required and click the 'Calculate' button. Clicking the 'Open Bar Chart' button will then open your bar chart in a new window. A menu appears above the chart offering several options, including downloading an image. Hover over the chart to display the data.

The 'Customise' button opens options to edit the chart title and axes labels.

Bar Chart and Bipolar Graph Constructor









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