# How to create a comparison matrix

### What is a comparison matrix?

**What is a comparison matrix**? A

**comparison matrix**is a great tool to visualize

**similarities**and

**differences**between products and services, or even between more complex and abstract concepts like strategies and ideas. The

**matrix**helps to organize and classify the elements in which you are

**comparing**.

### How do you make a comparison chart?

Start with a

**comparison chart**template from the Infographics tab or choose to use a blank canvas to**build**your own**comparison**. Use the**table**function or text boxes to type in each of the similarities and**differences**between your items.### Which chart is best for comparison?

We, as readers, are particularly

**good**at**comparing**the length of bars in a bar**chart**(in contrast to the segments of a pie**chart**, for example), making bar and column**charts**the**best charts**for showing**comparisons**. For the most part, bar**charts**and column**charts**can be used interchangeably.### What are the five basic types of charts?

Popular

**graph types**include line graphs, bar graphs, pie**charts**, scatter plots and histograms. Graphs are a great way to visualize data and display statistics. For example, a bar**graph**or**chart**is used to display numerical data that is independent of one another.### What are the examples of charts?

**Common**

**charts**- Histogram.
- Bar
**chart**. - Pie
**chart**. - Line
**chart**.

### How do you create a chart?

**Create a chart**- Select data for the
**chart**. - Select Insert > Recommended
**Charts**. - Select a
**chart**on the Recommended**Charts**tab, to preview the**chart**. Note: You can select the data you want in the**chart**and press ALT + F1 to**create a chart**immediately, but it might not be the best**chart**for the data. - Select a
**chart**. - Select OK.

### What are the 3 main types of graphs?

**Three types of graphs**are used in this course: line

**graphs**, pie

**graphs**, and bar

**graphs**. Each is discussed below.

### What are the 6 types of graphs?

**You can choose from many**

**types of graphs**to display data, including:- Line
**graph**. Line**graphs**illustrate how related data changes over a specific period of time. - Bar
**graph**. - 3 .
- Histogram.
- Area
**graph**. - Scatter plot.

### What is the difference between graphs and charts?

**Charts**present information

**in the**form of

**graphs**,

**diagrams**or tables.

**Graphs**show the mathematical relationship

**between**sets of data.

**Graphs**are one type of

**chart**, but not the only type of

**chart**; in other words, all

**graphs**are

**charts**, but not all

**charts**are

**graphs**.

### What are the 4 types of graph?

There are several

**different types**of charts and**graphs**. The**four**most common are probably line**graphs**, bar**graphs**and histograms, pie charts, and Cartesian**graphs**.### What is bubble chart used for?

Like the

**scatter**plot, a**bubble chart**is primarily**used**to depict and show relationships between numeric variables. However, the addition of marker size as a dimension allows for the comparison between three variables rather than just two.### Which graph should I use?

**How to Choose Which Type of**

**Graph**to**Use**?- When to
**Use**. . . - . . . a Line
**graph**. Line**graphs**are**used**to track changes over short and long periods of time. When smaller changes exist, line**graphs**are better to**use**than bar**graphs**. - . . . a Pie Chart.
- . . . a Bar
**Graph**. - . . . an Area
**Graph**. - . . . an X-Y Plot.

### What type of graph is used to show percentages?

A pie

**chart**typically represents numbers in**percentages**,**used**to visualize a part to whole relationship or a composition. Pie charts are not meant to compare individual sections to each other or to represent exact values (you should use a bar**chart**for that).### What is the best type of graph to show proportions?

In general, pie charts work well when the goal is to emphasize simple fractions, such as one-half, one-third, or one-quarter. They also work well when we have very small datasets. A single pie

**chart**, as in Figure 10.1, looks just fine, but a single column of stacked bars, as in Figure 10.2a, looks awkward.### Which chart type is most appropriate to show trend?

The

**chart type**that is**most appropriately**used for showing**trends**is – Line**Chart**. The line**chart**is one of the**most**frequently used**chart types**, typically used to**show trends**over a period of time.### What is a comparison chart?

A

**comparison chart**is a**chart**that draws a**comparison**between two or more items on different parameters. You can either compare two items such as in the example below. Image Source. Or, you can use various parameters or**comparison**points to weigh up two or more items.### How do you prepare a comparison report?

**How to Write**the**Report**- Plan or
**Write**the Introduction. Your first step in**preparing**the**report**is reminding yourself of the client’s situation, specific request, and goal or purpose for your technical work. - Create a
**Comparison**or Decision Table. - Organize the Discussion of Solutions.

### What is an example of a comparison?

**Examples**of

**Comparison**: Her smile was as bright as the sunshine. Life is a long and winding road. The child was a bear when he woke up with a sore throat.