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Line Chart - Smoothed

Smoothed Line charts have the same advantages as a regular line chart. The main difference is that the line doesn’t move directly between points (resulting in a jagged line), but lets the line flow smoothly.

This makes it even easier for users to follow trend information, but means that reading the values by axis unreliable.

TIPS: Remember to consider what you want your line chart to show. If you only want trend information, then smoothing out the line is an excellent choice.

If you choose to show the value of each point on a line chart, remember that this can clutter up the chart. Use hover marks to only show relevant information when highlighted with a cursor.