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Vertical to Radial Bars

Cartesian single/multi-series column/bar charts may be translated into equivalent circular or radial representations. It’s like joining the left and the right side of the rectangular chart, by expanding the upper margin, and stretching the lower margin to a unique central point.

Many of these Radial Bar charts have been emulated – usually with polar charts – when not supported already by their chart applications. Use VerticalToRadial search keyword to locate all chart templates used in this article, with even more supporting applications.

Radial Bars

Radial Bar charts take Column charts and make them circular, joining both their vertical ends into a radial area. They can be compared with Column or Histogram charts.

Grouped Radial Bars

Similar to their single-series Radial Bar charts, the multi-series Grouped Radial Bar charts take Grouped Column charts and make them circular, joining both their vertical ends into a radial area. The charts below use the exact same data: three series with three points each. Pick up a chart app and compare its Grouped Columns chart with its equivalent Grouped Radial Bars chart.

Stacked Radial Bars

Stacked Radial Bar charts take multi-series Stacked Column charts and make them circular, joining both their vertical ends into a radial area. Pick up a chart app and compare its Stacked Columns chart with its Stacked Radial Bars chart. We used similar values for these charts, except Stacked Column charts show less data.

Full Stacked Radial Bars

Full Stacked Radial Bar charts take multi-series Full Stacked Column charts and make them circular, joining both their vertical ends into a radial area. Pick up a chart app and compare its Full Stacked Columns chart with its Full Stacked Radial Bars chart. We used similar values for these charts, except Full Stacked Column charts show less data.