Legends1:09 with Michael Watson
Overview of the Legend chart element.
Legends are a part of data visualization, too. 0:00 We're not talking about Babe Ruth, Paul Bunyan, or Will Smith. 0:04 We're talking about the element of a chart 0:08 that shows the names of each of the data series. 0:10 In our COGS chart, 0:14 we already have a legend in the chart area, right here at the bottom. 0:16 You can choose to put your legend on either side of the plot area or 0:21 have it overlap with the plot area itself. 0:25 Let's take a look at that right now. 0:27 So you can see, you can have it to the right, move it to the top, left, 0:31 and then with more legend options. 0:36 There's an option to show the legend without overlapping the chart. 0:40 So I wanna unclick that, and I'm gonna move it to the top. 0:44 And you can see that now, the legend is in the plot area. 0:49 I generally like to put my legend at the bottom of the chart area, 0:54 not overlapping the plot area. 0:57 Sometimes, you don't even need a legend if the chart only includes one data series, 1:00 for example. 1:05 Your chart title may suffice. 1:06
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