Charting for Management Consultant with R Statistics

The consulting job reminded me of a few charts I used to create a lot when I was still at firm. The interesting ones besides those common are waterfall chart and mosaic plot. These are the survival charts that a management consultant needs to master. Unfortunately Excel can’t produce these without some add-on and macro plug-in, so you may spend lots of time fighting with these in consulting project.

I just found that R Statistics can produce the charts very quickly, and I’ll spend some time exploring this tool how I can use this.

Waterfall: A useful charting when you want to show the breakdown, e.g. revenue/cost structure.




Mosaic Plot: Very handy chart when you want to show share/scope in 2D, e.g. market share, head count structure.

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