I have two different streams of fractional values I want to visualize using Numbers for Mac.

They both have one value per line and both look would look something like this (with different values obviously):


And I basically want it to have the index (so 1, 2, 3, 4, etc.) as the x axis and the amount (in seconds) on the y axis, and have the two data streams. And I'd like to have it as a line graph or a bar graph.

I can't figure out how to do this however.

1 Answer 1


Add a chart, I used this one:

Chart to add

Then click [Add Chart Data] and select the columns for the data streams

select data

  • My issue with that is that it puts the first one as the x axis and the second as the y axis, which isn't what I want, I want both to be the y axis but on separate curves, and their index on the x axis.
    – Doug Smith
    Aug 14, 2015 at 17:41
  • that's not what I'm seeing: i.imgur.com/TglR5Qq.png
    – Ezekiel
    Aug 14, 2015 at 17:42
  • How do you get the numbers on the side? They don't show up for me
    – Doug Smith
    Aug 14, 2015 at 17:59
  • I added them manually. If you type 1, then 2, select both cells and drag the yellow circle down
    – Ezekiel
    Aug 14, 2015 at 18:08
  • Is there a way without doing it manually? That's incredibly tedious for thousands of items
    – Doug Smith
    Aug 14, 2015 at 18:11

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