Entries by Diane Rich

5 Ways to Enhance Your Charts

Mekko Graphics is loaded with features to help you make better charts. Here are 5 great ways to enhance your charts using some of our favorites. 1. Axis Break What is it? An axis break is a disruption in the continuity of values on either the y or x axis on a chart. It is […]

Craft Beer Market Map

There are more than 5,200 craft breweries in the U.S. according to the 2016 Statistics Report released by the Brewers Association. This is more breweries than at any point in U.S. history. While craft breweries produced nearly 25M barrels, this represents just 12% of total beer industry volume in the U.S. The Western region has […]

The World's Highest-Paid Athletes

Forbes released its annual list this summer detailing the top earning athletes in the world. Basketball players dominated this year's list, claiming 8 of the top 25 spots. There is signifiant variability among them, however, in the percent of compensation driven by endorsements. While LeBron James, Kevin Durant and Stephen Curry all have above average endoresement […]

Can I make a stacked cluster bar chart?

A user recently asked how to combine the stacked bar and cluster bar types into a single chart. Here's the chart I created in response to that question. Here's how I created the chart: Step 1: I organized data from The Bureau of Economic Statistics for U.S. automotive industry sales for the first 3 months […]

Tennis Leaders by Surface

The French Open begins in just a few days and oddsmakers agree that Rafael Nadal is the favorite to win his 10th French Open title. Rafa is widely heralded as the king of clay, but how does his clay court dominance compare to the top players (based on winning percentage) on the other surfaces? Using […]

EU Membership

The EU is two months into the 2-year process of the negotiating the UK exit. The June 2016 referendum made global headlines not only for the result, but also for the story about the spike in Google searches of “What is the EU?” following the vote. Brexit continues to be the top trending news topic […]

Best and Worst Cities for Renters

Forbes released its list of best and worst U.S. cities for renters today based on data provided by Marcus and Millichap. 46 cities were included in the list and the average monthly rent for the U.S. was reported to be $1,284 with average YOY growth of 3.3%. I created this scatter chart showing average rent […]