The stacked bar chart shows the earnings (USD) for the 25 highest paid athletes in 2016. The earnings are split based on what the athletes earn directly from their sport (salary, bonus, prize money) and other income, including endorsements. Some athletes, including Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, and Roger Federer, earn most of their income through other sources (likely endorsements).
Stacked bar chart showing 25 highest paid athletes in 2016
This chart was built using PowerPoint and the Aploris add-in on a Mac.
The cluster bar chart below shows the estimated prevalence of diabetes in different global regions in 1980 and 2014. In addition, a data row is used to show the estimated number of people with diabetes. The prevalence rates have increased drastically over the time period.
The data from the World Health Organization’s 2016 Global Report on Diabetes.
Cluster bar chart showing estimated prevalence of diabetes in 1980 and 2014
This chart was built using the Aploris charts add-in for PowerPoint Mac 2016.
The stacked bar chart below shows the recording industry’s global revenue in 2015. In addition, a data column is used to show the 2015 growth for the known segments. We also use call-outs, a standard PowerPoint shape, to add details about the data.
Stacked bar chart of recording industry’s global revenue in 2015
This chart was built using the Aploris charts add-in for PowerPoint Mac.
The stacked bar charts below show what 2000 calories looks like at different popular US restaurants. At Cheesecake Factory and Sonic a single item is over 2000 calories!
Each chart was individually created with a fixed vertical axis to ensure they can be compared across each other. Food and drink are segmented by color.
Stacked bar charts showing ~2000 calories at popular US restaurants
These charts were built using the Aploris add-in for PowerPoint. Aploris, compatible with Mac and Windows computers, allows users to quickly create insightful business charts including Marimekkos and waterfalls.
The chart below shows the number lines of code used to build a variety of current and historic technologies. Combining all Internet services Google uses about 33 times as many lines of code as Facebook as indicated by the delta bridge. Given this large delta we use an axis break to help show Google on the same chart as the other technologies.
Bar chart showing number of lines of code for different popular technologies
This chart was built using the Aploris add-in on a Mac with PowerPoint 2016 (64-bit). Aploris offers an improved and efficient way to create charts in PowerPoint. With Aploris you can build spider, Gantt, and Mekko charts in addition to the typical business charts.
The cluster bar chart below compares the cost per pound of rotisserie and home cooked chicken at several American grocery stores. A data row is used to highlight the savings. Except for Costco and Smart & Final, buying a raw chicken and cooking it at home is cheaper than buying a rotisserie chicken. Costco and Smart & Final likely use rotisserie chicken a loss leader, attracting customers to their store.
Cluster bar chart comparing cost per pound of rotisserie versus home cooked whole chickens
This chart was built using the Aploris add-in for PowerPoint on Mac with the latest 64-bit Office.
The bar chart below shows the glycemic load (GL) for some common foods. GL measures the quality (glycemic index) and quantity of a carbohydrate in a meal. In addition, a data row is used to show the glycemic index and serving size. The foods are organized in categories and sorted from highest to lowest GL within each category.
Bar chart showing glycemic properties for select foods
This chart was built using the Aploris add-in. Aploris integrates with PowerPoint on PCs and Macs to help users quickly make a variety of business charts.
The 100% stacked bar chart below shows how different US households spend money on everyday necessities. The 100% refers to the y-axis which is based on percentages and not absolute dollars. This allows the reader to compare the percent of spend in each bucket as they look across each type of household rather than the absolute amount. For example, we can see that married couples spend a smaller portion of their overall spend on housing compared to single people. This is expected as sharing a home provides significant synergies. However, if we had used a regular bar chart the married spend would be much taller and the comparison would be more difficult to make.
100% stacked bar chart on how we spend money based on household composition
This chart was built using the Aploris data visualization add-in for PowerPoint (Mac).
The clustered bar chart below shows the age gap for leading male actors compared to their romantic interest. The data is split to show the age gap when the actor was age 34 and below and when the actor was age 35 and above. For most actors, the average age gap significantly increases when they were 35 years and older. Harrison Ford is the only exception has his age gap dropped slightly as he got older.
Cluster chart of age gap for male actors compared to their romantic interests
This chart was built with PowerPoint and the Aploris Charts add-in. Aploris supports both Macs and PCs.
The bar chart below shows the price of a Big Mac in the 6 most expensive and the 6 cheapest countries. Published by The Economist, this ’Big Mac Index’ is a fun way of comparing purchasing power parity. Although, there are several limitations in the comparison as the Big Mac varies in weight and nutritional content across countries. In India, for example, McDonald’s doesn’t serve beef and the Chicken Maharaja Mac is used instead.
Bar chart showing the cost of Big Macs in select countries
The bar chart was built using the Aploris charts add-in for PowerPoint.