Did you know that the first ever area graph was a chart on the national debt of England? It appeared in the 1786 book “The Commercial and Political Atlas” by William Playfair, a Scottish engineer and political economist.
An area chart (also called an area graph) is essentially a line graph with the area below the line filled in. A simple area chart is drawn by plotting data points on a cartesian coordinate grid, then joining a line between the points, and finally filling in the space below the completed line. The area between the axis and the line can be filled in and emphasized with colors, textures, and hatchings.
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