I'm trying to find the best way to represent different states on a graph. This graph is trending information, it can have several trends at once. Numeric data is fine as I'm using line graphs. But I don't know the best way to represent different states (like "ON", "OFF", "IDLE" for example).
I was wondering if anyone ran across this or has an idea. I want it to look appealing of course and wasn't sure if bar graphs would be the best choice.
btw, the states can be more than 3, they are user defined and can between 2 and 6.