One way to pictorially display the numbers shown in Table 1 in "What Are Graphic Displays for Statistics?" is with a bar chart (see Figure 1).
Figure 1.Vertical bar chart presentation of the expenditures of a college undergraduate for the past year.
Comparing the size of the bars, you can quickly see that room‐and‐board expenses are nearly double the tuition fees, and tuition fees are more than double the expenses for books and lab and transportation.
A bar chart also may be placed on its side with the bars going horizontally, as shown in Figure 2.
Figure 2.Horizontal bar chart presentation of the expenditures of a college undergraduate for the past year.