If the values the chart must present are large, you should use a
relatively large scale with less space for each individual increment.
Figure 1-7 shows units with values of 175, 225, 300, and 350 plotted, all
are large values with big intervals between them. When compared with the
scale used in figure 1-6, this chart's scale has large increments and a
small amount of space for individual increments. As you can see, this
chart presents the data fairly, and as the reader, you have no problem
assigning values to the plotted data.
Large scale with small intervals
The charts you design and construct must present the data accurately.
But you do not have to make them exact, that is no one will measure the
bars of the chart before assigning a value to the data. This allows you
a small amount of latitude when designing and constructing the chart. If
you plan to use a scale where 3/4 of an inch represents one dollar, you
would have difficulty plotting an amount such as 5.85.
avoid this problem by using an engineer's scale with graduations in
1/10th of an inch or the metric system, which uses multiples of 10 as its
(2) Selecting a title. You should center the title at the top of
the chart and use only upper-case (capital) letters. Ensure the title
you select is clear and concise, tells the reader what data the chart
contains, and where it applies. You should never sacrifice clarity for
brevity. If you have any