Sunday, August 3, 2014

Finance Campaign - post 2-

Question 1: What is the Highest Net contribution amongst the candidates?
Answer 1: The question is which candidate has the highest net contribution. The attribute is the candidate's name and the metric is the net contribution. Since the question asks us to figure out the highest contributor the bar graph is the best way to visualize this information because it easily makes the highest contribution evident through the obvious differences between the heights of the graphs. From this graph I can conclude that Sharron E Angle had the highest net contribution of $27.9 M and Jeff Greene had the second highest net contribution of $23.5 M and Marco Rubio was a close third with $20.6 M.

Question 2: What is the candidates highest cash on hand in the beginning?
Answer 2: For this question, the attribute is the candidates name and the metric is cash on hand at the beginning. The vertical bar graph - clustered is the best way to explain this answer because it shows the highest amount of cash at the beginning of the period by the highest holder and then the graph starts decreasing which differentiates it from other candidates respective of how much cash they have.

Question 3: Who is the candidate with the highest operating expenditure?
Answer3: So the attribute is the candidate's name, and the metric is the highest operating expenditure. To explain this answer we used the bar and area graph since it highlights the candidate with the most operating expenditure which make it easier to identify using the bars.

Question 4: Which state has the most percentage of debt owned?
Answer 4: The attribute used in this is the state's name and the metric is the percentage of debt owned. We used the pie graph since there are so many states included so the section with the bigger slice identifies highest amount of debt owned amongst the states.

Question 5: What is the maximum cash on hand for the states at the beginning?
Answer 5: The attribute is the states name and the metric is maximum cash on hand. We used the vertical line absolute to illustrate this answer because it pinpoints and differentiates the highest cash held and the lowest cash between the states.
From the graph we can see the california state had the highest cash held at the beginning of the campaign.