The spider chart (also called the radar chart, web chart, polar chart, and star plot) is named by its unique appearance. It is a chart that uses a twodimensional graph to display a multidimensional data structure.
Spider graphs offer an alternative way to show relationships. Spider charts are primarily suited for showing outliers and commonalities.
Spider graphs are like line graphs twisted into a circle to give a slightly different view of the data. Their use is similar in showing general relationships but not quite as efficient as line graphs.
Default smart graph settings
Dimension  Description 
Horizontal/across (xaxis) 

Legend: Vertical/down (yaxis) 

 Downaxis elements are displayed as the legend. Acrossaxis elements display as the lines in the spider graph.
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