#### Frequency charts with non-numeric data

```If I have a column of non-numeric data (for example 500 different fields,
each field stating the color of a car ie green, green,green, red,red, silver
etc) how do I draw a graph showing the frequency of each colour type? For
example green 200, red 100, white 100, silver 100 (preferably with the % for
each). The countif function will work combined with the graph wizard, but his
becomes very labourius for many categories (or colours).
For those familiar with statistics, this is a pareto. There is a pareto
function in the Data Analysis Add ins but it does not appear to work with
non-numeric data.
--
rakbhat
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"rakbhat" <rakbhat@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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> If I have a column of non-numeric data (for example 500 different fields,
> each field stating the color of a car ie green, green,green, red,red,
> silver
> etc) how do I draw a graph showing the frequency of each colour type? For
> example green 200, red 100, white 100, silver 100 (preferably with the %
> for
> each). The countif function will work combined with the graph wizard, but
> his
> becomes very labourius for many categories (or colours).
> For those familiar with statistics, this is a pareto. There is a pareto
> function in the Data Analysis Add ins but it does not appear to work with
> non-numeric data.
> --
> rakbhat

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