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Stacked pie
This chart shows that that there are different numbers of people who find that various professions 'prestigious'.
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Benefits & pitfalls to avoid
  • Pie charts are often criticised. Comparing the size of pie segments can be difficult, and many visualisation experts suggest that bar-charts should be used instead.
  • Use of 3D for presenting data can obscure values, for example where low-value data points lie behind high-value points. Allowing the user to interact with the visualisation, eg rotating or moving the view, can get round this issue.
Create your own
  • Pie charts can be created in a range of standard data applications such as Excel.