StepLine Charts are a kind of Line Charts and it suits representing the same type of
data that simple line charts are intended for, but it does not use the shortest way to get from one point to
another. Only vertical and horizontal lines are used to connect the points, so the points don’t actually
look as points, but as horizontal lines of the length of one category on the x-axis.
This Step Line chart shows the statistics of customers’ comments collected on a company site. There are
three series: one for grateful reviews, second for neutral ones and the last for disgruntled comments. Each
series is colored differently; the legend is enabled, so the legend can be used to switch series on/off or
hover them. The categories shown along the horizontal X axis are months; vertical Y axis holds the
number of comments. Vertical
crosshair enabled, so you can see where the points belong to one month. There is a tooltip shown after
the crosshair with month
as a title and numbers of reviews along the Y axis.