Line chart

Updated: 10/11/2017 by Computer Hope

Alternatively referred to as a line graph, a line chart is a graphic representation of data that is plotted using a series of lines. Line charts display lines going across the chart horizontally, with the values axis being displayed on the left side of the chart. In the picture below, is an example of a line chart showing unique visitors to Computer Hope.

Line chart

As can be seen in this example, you can easily see the increases and decreases each year over different years.

Chart, Line, Spreadsheet terms