Charts are a great way to share data and information in a graphical way. The foundation of charts is the data they illustrate. Choosing the right data is the first and most important step in creating a chart.
Column charts are used when you want to compare different values vertically side-by-side. Each value is represented in the chart by a vertical bar. If there are several series, each series is represented by a different color.
Line charts are used to illustrate trends over time. Each value is plotted as a point on the chart and is connected to other values by a line. Multiple items are plotted using different lines.
Pie charts are useful for showing values as a percentage of a whole. The values for each item are represented by different colors. Limit pie charts to eight sections.
Bar charts are just like column charts, except they display information in horizontal bars rather than in vertical columns.
Area charts are the same as line charts, except the areas beneath the lines are filled with color.
Scatter charts are used to plot clusters of values using single points. Multiple items can be plotted by using different colored points or different point symbols.
Map charts allows to create geographical maps from the selected data
You can also create Waterfall, Histogram, Radar, Gauge, Scorecard, Candlestick, Organizational, Tree map, Timeline, and Table charts in Sheets.