How to Make a Line Chart in Excel
QI Macros Can Help You Do More Than Simple Line Charts!
Create Line, Run and Control Charts using Excel and QI Macros:
- Select your data.
- Click on QI Macros menu > Run Chart or Control Chart Wizard.
- QI Macros will do the math and analysis for you.
Go Deeper: Use a Line Chart to Display Data Over Time
Line Graphs are one of the most popular charts used. A line graph has an X axis (horizontal axis on the bottom) and a Y axis (vertical axis to the left). The X axis almost always represents time (hours, days, months, etc.) Therefore, in some industries, a line graph is referred to as a Time Series Chart.
Line Graphs 101
To create a line graph in Excel, select your data, then click on the Insert tab and then Line.
The Evolution of Time Series Charts
A line graph is the most primitive time series chart.
A run chart adds a center line which represents the average or the median of the data.
A control chart is a smart chart. It calculates a center line and sigma lines. It analyzes the data and identifies unstable points and trends.
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