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Election Seat Calculator

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Election Seat Calculator
Interactive tool that combines the power of a cartogram, a bar chart and a pie chart to explore possible outcomes of the 2010 election.
Level of expertise
Interactive features
Change the party proportion by using the handles of the pie chart and observe the outcome
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.
Create your own
  • There are currently no commercial applications that create cartograms, although some routines are available on the web from Cartogram Central and World Mapper.
  • Pie charts can be created in a range of standard data applications such as Excel.