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Bar Graphs and Standard Error

How to make a bar chart.

Since you already know how to make a scatterplot, making bar chart will be a lot easier. Here is a comparison:

For a scatterplot For a barchart
Choose x and y same!
Label x, y, and top same! (except x usually has no "units")
Decide minimums and maximums only for y
Decide distance for ticks only for y
Make a legend same
Add data! make rectangles, not dots



That's about it. Oh, make sure you spread out the x values nicely, and make your bars wide enough to see.