Unlocking the Power of ChatGPT: Creating Charts and Tables Made Easy

I adore charts and graphs. Watching election night news for the vote count is a treat for a chart enthusiast like me, just to see how each network visualizes numerical data. ChatGPT Plus changed my business game. ChatGPT offers table-making tools in its free version and chart-making with the Advanced Data Analysis add-on to ChatGPT Plus. While some charting plugins are available for ChatGPT Plus, they’re not functional tools but essentially ads that don’t integrate well with the interface.

ChatGPT’s free version uses the GPT-3.5 large language model (LLM), capable of processing about 1,500 words of data. ChatGPT Plus uses the GPT-4 version, featuring DALL-E 3, Bing Web access, and Advanced Data Analysis. The latter, while producing relatively unattractive charts, can handle large files, making data manipulation easy. The Plus version with WebPilot plugin fetches current data from the web, expanding the LLM’s range past 2021. The Enterprise version is similar to ChatGPT Plus but offers more extensive file and response capabilities.

Using ChatGPT’s free version, tables can be created. However, ChartGPT Plus with the Advanced Data Analysis component enables chart-making with various chart styles like line charts, bar charts, histograms, and radial diagrams. In addition, the Advanced Data Analysis component can import and visualize large datasets, such as NYC baby name data, allowing users to create charts showing gender distribution.