Remember the days of plotting your charts with a pencil and a piece of paper? This did not make for a very flashy example of your work unless you had it printed professionally. But this was very time consuming. Also, the costs were something that really put a damper on your presentation. Thank god for the software engineers as these people really made our life a lot easier. Today it is almost a matter of minutes when you have all the data compiled to make that chart come to life. Welcome to the world of graphing software.With the software that is available to us right now we can make any graph come to life and make even the most boring meeting a show of great entertainment. But which software package should one use? This is the question that holds a lot of diverse answers. It really all boils down to what you need and how you want it to be projected. So before you buy or use a graphing software package, always make a list of key features you need to have in your graphing package.
Do you need your presentation to be 3 dimensional? Or would you like to stick to the more conservative one layer graph? You will find that the answer to these questions will make a big difference on the time it takes to develop that one special graph. It will also make a big difference in price for the graphing software package. The thing to do is try some different trail versions that are available to see what works for you. Any hasty decision will be a mistake simply because the choices are so abundant and when it comes to software you need to be able to use it well.