What do you use to make chart?

Discussion in 'Design and Graphics' started by heehee, Feb 25, 2009.

  1. heehee macrumors 68020

    heehee

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    I'm a graphic designer for a corporation and I regularly make charts, pie, line, bar graphs...etc. I've been using illustrator to make them, but how do i make charts like this..? I know how to make them look like that but not the "efficient" way that can be updated. :eek::p
     

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  2. arkitect macrumors 601

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    If I am not mistaken the example you posted can be done in Numbers (iWork)…

    Makes beautiful charts and graphs for me — "efficiently". ;)
     
  3. SwiftLives macrumors 65816

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    Excel is surprisingly competent when it comes to making graphs.

    Not great.

    Just competent.
     
  4. MisterMe macrumors G4

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    No spreadsheet application can approach the quality of charts that you can make by hand using Illustrator. For this, you should use a dedicated charting application. The dedicated charting application that meets your needs is DeltaGraph.
     
  5. avihappy macrumors 6502

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    Basically, it's iWork. That is what the creator of that chart used. You can get a demo from http://www.apple.com/iwork/

    Here is a fictional chart I prepared with it:
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  6. snickelfritz macrumors 65816

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    My wife teaches statistics, and I've considered building her an AIR application that constructs bar charts from data input.
    Seems like it would be fairly straightforward to set up using an XML document as the data source.
     
  7. heehee thread starter macrumors 68020

    heehee

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    Thanks. My boss likes the 3D effect, but it's hard to update with the method I'm using right now. I'll try iwork and if I like it, they'll have to buy it for me. :p
     

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