How to chart generations with floating bars

Tip: How to chart generations with floating bars

In this video, we’ll plot American generations in a chart with floating bars.

On this worksheet we have a list of six generations. Each generation has a start year and end year, which represent birth years.

How can we plot these generations in an easy to ready bar chart?

This seems like a simple problem, but a solution takes a little creative thinking.

To help illustrate the challenge, I’ll plot this data in the most obvious way.

I want a horizontal bar chart, so I’ll use the icon next to recommended charts.


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