Simple Area Chart
A simple area chart shades the area under a curve formed by the data points in a series. Multiple series result in overlapped areas. This chart type is used to display the trends of values over time or categories.
Spline Area Chart
A spline area chart is an area chart with a smooth spline curve connecting the data points.
Stacked Area Chart
Stacked area charts are area charts with y-coordinate values stacked over one another in order of series. Chart data can be viewed as a sum of series parts in this chart type.
100% Stacked Area Chart
The 100% stacked area chart displays several area chart series' stacked on top of one another to show each series’ relative contribution to a whole. The y-axis range is always set from 0% to 100%.
The series are plotted in the order in which they are provided to the chart. This chart type is useful for showing changes in contributing factors over time.
Another unique feature of this chart type is the negative series stack option, which allows the y axis to display from -100% to 100%.
Other customization options for the 100% stacked area chart include options for changing the series color, label and title customization, and more.
Range Area Chart
Range area charts take in 2 Y values and plot an area that spans between these 2 Y values in a set of points.
Range Column Chart
Range column charts take in 2 Y values and plot columns that span between these 2 Y values in a set of points.
Step Area Chart
Step area charts are similar to regular area charts where, instead of a straight line tracing the shortest path between points, the values are connected by continuous vertical and horizontal lines that form a step-like progression.
Simple Bar Chart
A bar chart is the simplest and most versatile of all statistical diagrams. It compares values across categories and is ideal to highlight variations in an item value over time using horizontal bars. Points from adjacent series are drawn as bars next to each other.
Stacked Bar Chart
Stacked bar charts are bar charts with y-coordinate values stacked over one another in order of series. Chart data can be viewed as the sum of series parts when using the stacked bar chart.
In a 100% stacked bar chart, the cumulative proportion of each stacked element always totals 100%. This type of chart is great to visualize the relative contribution of each series values to the whole.
Frequently used in project management, a Gantt chart provides a graphical illustration of a schedule to help plan, coordinate, and track specific tasks of a project.
Provides a graphical representation of the duration of the task against the progression of time. Each task takes up one row. The expected time requirement for each task is represented by a horizontal bar whose left and right ends mark the beginning and completion date of the task. Another bar, usually rendered behind the previously mentioned bar, is used to represent the progression of the task. Tasks may run in a sequential, parallel, or overlapped fashions.
A histogram is a bar (column) chart of a frequency distribution in which the width of a bar is proportional to the variable class and the height of a bar is proportional to the class frequency. The categories (bars) are generally non-overlapping intervals of the variable, and must be continuous. In addition, the chart has the capability to display a normal distribution curve.
A tornado chart is a bar chart that shows the variability of an output with respect to different inputs. Variability is displayed using relative lengths of bars across a range. It is mainly used in sensitivity analysis and shows how different random factors can influence the prognostic outcome of a variable.
Simple Column Chart
Column charts are the most commonly used charts, where the data points are displayed by vertical bars. It is similar to a bar chart, except that the bars are vertical and not horizontal.
Used for comparing the frequency, count, total, or average of data in different categories.Ideal for displaying variations in the value of an item over time.Points from adjacent series are drawn as bars next to each other.Error bars are supported to indicate a degree of uncertainty in the plotted data through a bar indicating a range. Plenty of symbol options are available to be rendered on error bars.
Stacked Column Chart
Data points from different series are rendered one over the other in the stacked column chart. They are very useful for indicating the cumulative effect of multiple series values.
100% Stacked Column Chart
In a 100% stacked column chart, the cumulative proportion of each stacked element always totals 100%. This type of chart is great to visualize the relative contribution of each series value to the whole.
Line charts refer to charts where the data points on a plot are joined using straight or curved 2–D or 3–D lines. These charts are ideal to represent time-dependent data that show trends in data at equal intervals.
Error bars, which are used to indicate a level of uncertainty in the points that are plotted, can also be included.
A spline chart is a line chart with a smooth line connecting the data points.
Step Line Chart
Step line charts use horizontal and vertical lines to connect data points, resulting in a step-like progression.
Rotated Spline Chart
A rotated spline chart is a spline chart rotated 90 degrees. It is useful for visualizing how far data points deviate from a median value.
Scatter and Bubble Charts
Scatter charts are typically represented by dots at the corresponding coordinate position. These dots are however fully customizable using custom templates.
A bubble chart is a variation of a scatter chart where a third variable is plotted in terms of the size of the shape representing each point. These bubbles are however fully customizable using custom templates.
Pie and doughnut charts are ideal for displaying percentages in a fractional format of proportionate values.
Plots y values in one series as fractional parts of a circle.The data point value determines the portion of the pie that is taken up by the point.Displays only one data series at a time.Can be used to display only nominal (categorical, qualitative) data.Each data item in a chart has a unique color or pattern and is represented in the chart legend.Supports bevel, round, inside, outside, and custom chart types.
Accumulation charts are typically single-series charts that represent data in percentages and do not utilize axes.
A funnel chart is a type of accumulation chart in which the height of the funnel segment corresponds to the y-coordinate value of a point in a series.
Funnel charts are often used to represent stages in a sales process and display the potential revenue for each stage. Alternatively, the y-coordinate value can also be made to correspond
to the width of the segment.
A pyramid chart is another type of accumulation chart that is triangular in shape. Similar to a funnel chart, the height of a segment is proportional to the y-coordinate value of the corresponding point.
A combination chart uses two or more chart types to emphasize that the chart contains different kinds of information.
Only chart types that are compatible with each other may be combined in the same chart area.Combining different chart types on the same chart lets users display complicated data.
A radar chart is a clock-face form of a line chart.
Ability to compare the aggregate values of a data series.Represents each data series as a line around a central point.Provides a graphical display of the difference between actual and ideal performance.Useful for defining performance, and identifying strengths and weaknesses.
A polar chart is a circular graph in which data is displayed in terms of values and angles.
An option is provided to perform a visual comparison between several quantitative or qualitative aspects.When charts are drawn for several situations using the same axes (poles), a visual comparison between the situations can be made.The x-coordinate value of a data point is used to set the angle.The y-coordinate value defines the distance from the center of the graph.
A sparkline is a type of information graphic characterized by its small size and high data density. Sparklines present trends and variations associated with some measurement, such as average temperature or stock market activity, in a simple and condensed way.
Many Chart Types now provide true Z axis support to visualize points in 3 dimensions.
Use a Surface Area chart to visualize a set of data points in a 3 dimensional surface.
A candle chart displays stock information using the high, low, open, and close values. The high and low values are represented by the wick of a candle. The candle represents open and close values.
High-low charts are special kinds of charts normally used in stock analysis. They are typically used to display error bars or the trading range of a stock for each period.
High-Low Area Charts
A high-low area chart is a variation of the high-low chart that allows you to visualize transitions fo data values over a time period.
A high-low-open-close chart is a special kind of chart that is normally used in stock analysis. This chart type expects four y values for every point in the series. Those values should represent the high, low, open, and close values of the stock, in that order, for that period.
Kagi charts contain a series of connecting vertical lines where the thickness and direction of those lines depend on price.
Point and Figure Charts
A point and figure chart is used to identify support levels, resistance levels, and chart patterns.
In Renko charts, a brick is drawn in the direction of the prior move only if prices move by a minimum amount. If prices change by the determined amount or more, a new brick is drawn. If prices change by less than the determined amount, the new price is ignored.
Three Line Break Charts
A three line break chart is similar in concept to point and figure charts. The three line break charting method is so-named because of the number of lines typically used.
Box and Whisker Charts
The box and whisker chart is used to summarize the median, upper and lower quartile, and the minimum and maximum data values.
Essential Chart for WPF is ideal for creating financial chart types with built-in support for technical indicators.
Technical indicators are values calculated from price and volume information displayed as line charts below or on top of price charts. They are used to improve the data analysis capabilities of a chart with regard to information on pricing, volume, and other metrics used in business calculations. Essential Chart supports ten types of indicators,
including Bollinger bands, stochastic average, exponential average, and moving average.
Bollinger bandsMoving averagesExponential averagesStochastic averageRelative strengthAccumulation distributionMACD
Statistical formulas and utility functions, such as average, mean, standard deviation, variance, and covariance, are now supported in Essential Chart for WPF.