#### complex chart

```Hi!

I have the table below, containing 2 Y-values per X-value, i.e. a minimum
value and a maximum value for every period (X-axis). There are 6 periods.

values from different series can overlap.

What is the best way (graph type) to present this table? I guess some tricks
should be involved.

1975/1980		1981/1985		1986/1990
a	2500	2700	2700	2900	2900	3000
b	2500	2700	2700	3000	2900	3000
c	2500	2700	2700	2900	3000	3200
d	2800	3000	3000	3100	3200	3500
e	2800	3000	3000	3100	3500	3700
f	2500	2700	2700	3000	3200	3500
g	2500	2700	2700	3000	3200	3400
h	3000	3200	3300	3500	3500	4000
i	3000	3200	3300	3500	4000	4200
j	3500	3600	3700	3800	4500	4700
k	3300	3500	3500	3600	4300	4700
l	5000		5200		5500	6500
m	0	0	5000	6000	6000	7000
n	3700		3700	3900	4000	4500

hope someone knows an acceptable answer.. Thanks!

tom

```
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```some clearification:
shown are three periods, but achtually there are 6..

"tom ossieur" wrote:

> Hi!
>
> I have the table below, containing 2 Y-values per X-value, i.e. a minimum
> value and a maximum value for every period (X-axis). There are 6 periods.
>
> values from different series can overlap.
>
> What is the best way (graph type) to present this table? I guess some tricks
> should be involved.
>
> 	1975/1980		1981/1985		1986/1990
> a	2500	2700	2700	2900	2900	3000
> b	2500	2700	2700	3000	2900	3000
> c	2500	2700	2700	2900	3000	3200
> d	2800	3000	3000	3100	3200	3500
> e	2800	3000	3000	3100	3500	3700
> f	2500	2700	2700	3000	3200	3500
> g	2500	2700	2700	3000	3200	3400
> h	3000	3200	3300	3500	3500	4000
> i	3000	3200	3300	3500	4000	4200
> j	3500	3600	3700	3800	4500	4700
> k	3300	3500	3500	3600	4300	4700
> l	5000		5200		5500	6500
> m	0	0	5000	6000	6000	7000
> n	3700		3700	3900	4000	4500
>
>
> hope someone knows an acceptable answer.. Thanks!
>
> tom
>
```
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10/6/2006 2:18:01 PM
```That partially clearifies it. What's the significance of the letters down
the leftmost column of your table?

- Jon
-------
Jon Peltier, Microsoft Excel MVP
Tutorials and Custom Solutions
http://PeltierTech.com
_______

"tom ossieur" <tomossieur@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:9A705D30-A83B-4C78-87D0-068F1398D742@microsoft.com...
> some clearification:
> shown are three periods, but achtually there are 6..
>
> "tom ossieur" wrote:
>
>> Hi!
>>
>> I have the table below, containing 2 Y-values per X-value, i.e. a minimum
>> value and a maximum value for every period (X-axis). There are 6 periods.
>>
>> values from different series can overlap.
>>
>> What is the best way (graph type) to present this table? I guess some
>> tricks
>> should be involved.
>>
>> 1975/1980 1981/1985 1986/1990
>> a 2500 2700 2700 2900 2900 3000
>> b 2500 2700 2700 3000 2900 3000
>> c 2500 2700 2700 2900 3000 3200
>> d 2800 3000 3000 3100 3200 3500
>> e 2800 3000 3000 3100 3500 3700
>> f 2500 2700 2700 3000 3200 3500
>> g 2500 2700 2700 3000 3200 3400
>> h 3000 3200 3300 3500 3500 4000
>> i 3000 3200 3300 3500 4000 4200
>> j 3500 3600 3700 3800 4500 4700
>> k 3300 3500 3500 3600 4300 4700
>> l 5000 5200 5500 6500
>> m 0 0 5000 6000 6000 7000
>> n 3700 3700 3900 4000 4500
>>
>>
>> hope someone knows an acceptable answer.. Thanks!
>>
>> tom
>>

```
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jonxlmvpNO (4558)
10/6/2006 6:50:40 PM
```those are vessel types.. every row is the cost development for one vessel type

"Jon Peltier" wrote:

> That partially clearifies it. What's the significance of the letters down
> the leftmost column of your table?
>
> - Jon
> -------
> Jon Peltier, Microsoft Excel MVP
> Tutorials and Custom Solutions
> http://PeltierTech.com
> _______
>
>
> "tom ossieur" <tomossieur@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:9A705D30-A83B-4C78-87D0-068F1398D742@microsoft.com...
> > some clearification:
> > shown are three periods, but achtually there are 6..
> >
> > "tom ossieur" wrote:
> >
> >> Hi!
> >>
> >> I have the table below, containing 2 Y-values per X-value, i.e. a minimum
> >> value and a maximum value for every period (X-axis). There are 6 periods.
> >>
> >> values from different series can overlap.
> >>
> >> What is the best way (graph type) to present this table? I guess some
> >> tricks
> >> should be involved.
> >>
> >> 1975/1980 1981/1985 1986/1990
> >> a 2500 2700 2700 2900 2900 3000
> >> b 2500 2700 2700 3000 2900 3000
> >> c 2500 2700 2700 2900 3000 3200
> >> d 2800 3000 3000 3100 3200 3500
> >> e 2800 3000 3000 3100 3500 3700
> >> f 2500 2700 2700 3000 3200 3500
> >> g 2500 2700 2700 3000 3200 3400
> >> h 3000 3200 3300 3500 3500 4000
> >> i 3000 3200 3300 3500 4000 4200
> >> j 3500 3600 3700 3800 4500 4700
> >> k 3300 3500 3500 3600 4300 4700
> >> l 5000 5200 5500 6500
> >> m 0 0 5000 6000 6000 7000
> >> n 3700 3700 3900 4000 4500
> >>
> >>
> >> hope someone knows an acceptable answer.. Thanks!
> >>
> >> tom
> >>
>
>
>
```
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10/9/2006 12:40:02 PM
```With respect to the chart, I meant. Are they category labels, or do they
indicate different series of data? I am not sure I understand how you want
the chart to look.

- Jon
-------
Jon Peltier, Microsoft Excel MVP
Tutorials and Custom Solutions
http://PeltierTech.com
_______

"tom ossieur" <tomossieur@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:57EBC97F-658E-45FE-838D-07F50CABDC79@microsoft.com...
> those are vessel types.. every row is the cost development for one vessel
> type
>
> "Jon Peltier" wrote:
>
>> That partially clearifies it. What's the significance of the letters down
>> the leftmost column of your table?
>>
>> - Jon
>> -------
>> Jon Peltier, Microsoft Excel MVP
>> Tutorials and Custom Solutions
>> http://PeltierTech.com
>> _______
>>
>>
>> "tom ossieur" <tomossieur@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> news:9A705D30-A83B-4C78-87D0-068F1398D742@microsoft.com...
>> > some clearification:
>> > shown are three periods, but achtually there are 6..
>> >
>> > "tom ossieur" wrote:
>> >
>> >> Hi!
>> >>
>> >> I have the table below, containing 2 Y-values per X-value, i.e. a
>> >> minimum
>> >> value and a maximum value for every period (X-axis). There are 6
>> >> periods.
>> >>
>> >> values from different series can overlap.
>> >>
>> >> What is the best way (graph type) to present this table? I guess some
>> >> tricks
>> >> should be involved.
>> >>
>> >> 1975/1980 1981/1985 1986/1990
>> >> a 2500 2700 2700 2900 2900 3000
>> >> b 2500 2700 2700 3000 2900 3000
>> >> c 2500 2700 2700 2900 3000 3200
>> >> d 2800 3000 3000 3100 3200 3500
>> >> e 2800 3000 3000 3100 3500 3700
>> >> f 2500 2700 2700 3000 3200 3500
>> >> g 2500 2700 2700 3000 3200 3400
>> >> h 3000 3200 3300 3500 3500 4000
>> >> i 3000 3200 3300 3500 4000 4200
>> >> j 3500 3600 3700 3800 4500 4700
>> >> k 3300 3500 3500 3600 4300 4700
>> >> l 5000 5200 5500 6500
>> >> m 0 0 5000 6000 6000 7000
>> >> n 3700 3700 3900 4000 4500
>> >>
>> >>
>> >> hope someone knows an acceptable answer.. Thanks!
>> >>
>> >> tom
>> >>
>>
>>
>>

```
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jonxlmvpNO (4558)
10/9/2006 8:47:19 PM

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