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”:
Carly Capitula at interworks.com 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:
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: