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Introducing the Snail Chart

Yet Another Alternative for Bar Charts

A snail that fades into a snail chart.

The bar chart - the mother of data graphs. Since its introduction in the 18th century by William Playfair, it underwent several alterations, mainly regarding

  • its orientation (vertical and horizontal bar charts)
  • and its arrangement (e.g. grouped and stacked bar charts)



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Joseph (Geolic)

A freelance DataViz expert and GIS engineer. Life Goal: Riding bicycle from Berlin (Germany) to Busan (Korea).