Sparkline gadget
Sparkline gadgets are data-intense, design-simple, word-sized graphics charts for embedding in a context of words, numbers, and images. Whereas the typical chart shows as much data as possible, and is set off from the flow of text, sparkline gadgets are succinct, memorable, and located where they are discussed. The example in Figure 8-46, shows a sparkline gadget illustrating the volatility of product line orders. Sparkline gadgets have no subtypes.
Figure 8-46  
The use of sparkline gadgets inline typically means that they are about the same height as the surrounding text. Also, sparkline charts can be used in space-efficient executive dashboards to show a lot of KPIs in a single view.

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