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Polar Charts

Polar Chart ExamplePolar charts are data visualizations best used for displaying multivariate observations with an arbitrary number of variables in the form of a two-dimensional chart. Polar charts are also known as radar charts, web charts, spider charts, and star charts, among many others.

Polar charts are one of many types of data visualizations used to organize and present data in a way the audience can understand and take action on. To ensure visualizations have real business value, it’s important to know which types of visualizations are best suited for a given data set.