Radar charts

Use a radar chart to evaluate different choices based on multiple variables. Radar charts show one or more variables in a two-dimensional graph, with one spoke for each variable.

For example, you could evaluate the quality, price, flexibility, and response time of 3 different suppliers.

Learn how to add & edit a chart.

How to format your data

  • First column: Enter a label for each row. Labels from the first column show up outside the circle.
  • First row (Optional): In the first row of each column, enter a category name. Entries in the first row show up as labels in the legend.
  • Other columns: For each column, enter numeric data. You can also add a category name (optional).

Examples

Monthly expenses
Expenses Projected expenses Actual expenses
Rent 700 700
Debt 200 250
Utilities 450 550
Food 250 400
Gas 150 300

 

Radar chart showing monthly expenses

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School ranking
School Number of students Acceptance Rate Average class size
Summerville Prep 3 1 1
Sunset Academy 2 2 3
Jackson Academy 1 3 2

 

Radar chart showing school ranking

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Customize a radar chart

  1. On your computer, open a spreadsheet in Google Sheets.
  2. Double-click the chart you want to change.
  3. At the right, click Customize.
  4. Choose an option:
    • Chart style: Change how the chart looks.
    • Radar: Show range gridlines.
    • Chart & axis titles: Edit or format title text.
    • Series: Change how the lines and points look.
    • Legend: Change legend position and text.
    • Vertical axis: Edit or format axis text, set min or max value, or log scale.
    • Gridlines: Add and edit gridlines.

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