The Fifth Elephant 2012

Finding the elephant in the data.

How to select right charts for your data?

Submitted by Purnachandra Rao Duggirala (@chandoo) on Apr 27, 2012

Section: Data Visualization Technical level: Beginner Session type: Lecture Status: Submitted


To teach beginners & regular users how to select right charts & visualizations based on the user needs.


We are now seeing a flurry of bad charts, poor visualizations and incoherent visual analysis, all due to easy availability of data & tools to create charts (visualizations). In this session, we focus on the basic principles that help you choose correct chart based on the needs of your users.


An open mind

Speaker bio

Chandoo (Purna Duggirala) has been writing & training people on Microsoft Excel, effective visual communication since 2009. He has received prestigious MVP award from Microsoft for years 2009, 2010, 2011 & 2012. He runs one of the most popular Excel websites at with more than 40,000 active members.

Chandoo has an MBA from IIM Indore & Computer Science B. Tech from Andhra University.




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