"The Daily Graph" re-creates charts from The Economist's Graphic Detail blog using standard run-of-the-mill Excel techniques without macros. We do try to milk Excel for all it's worth and apply techniques that may not have been intended in the way we use them. In the end, it's the result that counts.
"The Daily Graph" is published whenever we spot an interesting chart on The Economists's blog that looks like it cannot be done in Excel. Typically once or twice a week if we can find the time.The Daily Graph blog comes with a dowloadable version of an Excel workbook so that you can follow what we did... or you can "borrow" our work and use it for something entirely different.
"The Economist" is a trademark of The Economist Newspaper Limited. "Excel" and "Microsoft" are trademarks of Microsoft Corporation". See http://www.economist.com/blogs/graphicdetail for more information on the "Graphic Detail" blog from The Economist. All charts on this page and on the blog-pages are entirely made in Excel and not copied from anywhere. We used Excel 2007 until April 2013, Excel 2010 until September and are now on Excel 2013.