wikipedia states:

A line chart or line graph is a type of chart which displays information as a series of data points called ‘markers’ connected by straight line segments.


A basic overview is provided by Mazhar Sayed (watch out for some scratchy audio).

Andy Kriebel shared his tips on how to create “Line charts that pop”:

Tim Ngwena shared this video in January 2017, showing a really nice variant of a standard line chart – a “stepped line chart”:

Blog posts

Carly Capitula at wrote this piece, importantly defining the differences between Continuous and Discrete:

The Information Lab also took the time to differentiate between Continuous and Discrete Lines, doing so over two separate articles:

Ryan Sleeper‘s “Tableau Fundamentals” series includes Line charts, and the post adds additional tips about independent axes and how to leverage date hierarchies:

Example workbooks

This is pretty much the most common chart type around, and that is not a thing to steer clear of. Basic charts like Lines and Bars will always feature heavily, because they can brilliantly convey data.

This is a dual-axis chart by Rody Zakovich, so it possibly doesn’t strictly belong in a designated Line chart post, but I include it as it shows how a humble line chart can be given some extra oomph:

This example from Rob Radburn is impossibly beautiful and just had to be included:

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