How to Create a Spider Chart
Part 1: What is a Spider Chart?
Spider charts are used to perform a multivariable comparison or analysis. It is best used when there are multiple variables and corresponding data points. You plot the data points clockwise and join the points with grid lines to create a polygon. Comparisons between multiple groups can be made by overlapping the polygons over each other.
Spider charts allow for quick, visual presentation of data. This can facilitate the analysis of data. In addition, you are able to compare a large range of variables against each other, and anomalies or outliers can be quickly identified.
The "spider chart" can commonly be used by management consultants to show their clients how an organization compares with its competitors. It can also be used as the control of quality improvement to display any ongoing program's performance metrics. Furthermore, it is also being used in sports to chart players' strengths and weaknesses. So far as we can see, the spider has a broad application area.
Part 2: How to Make a Spider Chart
Step 1: Open EdrawMax from your computer, and navigate to [New] > [Graphs and Charts] > [Spider and Radar].
Step 2.1: Choose a pre-made template from the template gallery and open it. You will see the diagram on the canvas with a lot of editing tools on the top menus and right panes.
Step 2.2: After you open a blank spider chart template or insert one on the canvas, you can import the data by uploading files or pasting the data on the windows. The arrangement of your data file (XLSX or CSV) should be like the example below.
Step 3: You are able to save and export the chart to graphics(JPG, PNG), PDF, editable MS Office file format, SVG and Visio vsdx file format when you finish the design.
Step 4: You can also share your spider chart with others via social media or sharing links. In addition, you can publish your chart into EdrawMax's online template gallery.
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Part 3: Spider Chart Examples
Example 1: Performance Appraisal Spider Chart
Example 2: Score Analysis Radar Chart
Example 3: Software Comparison Spider Chart
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