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Graph

A representation of numbers signifying different data sets. Graphs are vitally important in tracking past performance of economic data with the aim of predicting its future behavior. For example, a government agency may create a graph of unemployment claims over time. If claims have trended downward, the agency may predict that unemployment may remain low. Graphs are also crucial for technical analysts, who use them to track securities' performance to help make investment decisions. Graphs are also known as charts.

chart

Data displayed in a diagrammatic manner, often to show relationships between different sets of numbers. Charts are used to observe the historical values of variables and, frequently, to spot trends that may provide insights for use in projecting future values. Also called graph. See also bar chart, candlestick chart, line chart, point-and-figure chart.
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The default placement of the legend is to the right of the chart.
To place the finished chart on the same worksheet as the data, simply click on Finish.
It has Windows capability to display multiple charts and statistics simultaneously.
Another new feature lets users combine several control charts, histograms, and statistics in a single report.
Now it's time to go back to the X and R charts on our sand system.
So you will set to work to get rid of blows using the same procedure: Gather your staff and prepare a Fishbone diagram of the possible causes of blows, look at your control charts for clues and fix the problems.
Chart 12: POST-PAID % OF TOTAL SUBSCRIBERS BY OPERATOR
Chart 13: PREPAID/WHOLESALE % OF TOTAL SUBSCRIBERS BY OPERATOR
You can, of course, substitute any Wingdings character you like for the n in the formulas to produce a different image in the chart.
Also known as a time and activity chart, the Gantt chart displays a timeline for each task and is an effective way to keep a project on schedule.
One reason for this rule is that the [X-bar] and R charts are more sensitive to changes in the process than the individuals charts.
Thus, [X-bar] and R charts are generally better to use than X and moving range charts.