Knowing why we do what we do is important. Stephen Few lists four reason for creating Tables & Graphs in his book “Show me the number”. I really liked them so I am posting it here for your reference:
- it helps us communicate. It helps present information to others.
- it helps us analyze data. it helps us find the insights in the data.
- It helps us Monitor Performance. It helps us keep track information about performance e.g. Sales Performance, Speed of Manufacturing, etc.
- It helps us Plan. It helps us predict and prepare for the future.