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Benefits & pitfalls

Benefits & pitfalls: pie chart

  • 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.

How to create your own

Create your own: pie chart

  • Pie charts can be created in a range of standard data applications such as Excel.

Compound map with selectable doughnut chart

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Breakdown by area of under-18 profiles on national DNA database.
Average rating: 6.2 (4 votes)

Doughnut chart

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This is an illustration of Britain's Budget for 2010. It is a variation of the pie chart accompanied by information of the relative share of each slice in billions of Pounds.
Visual types:

pie chart, doughnut

Doughnut pie

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Proportion of average weekly household expenditure by rural and urban areas, 2005-6.
Average rating: 9 (1 votes)

Olympic medals result

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This infographic presents the final medal count for the 2008 Beijing Olympics in several dimensions. The central part shows the distribution of medals by continent using proportional sized pie charts to reflect the count. The inner circles of the pie charts are split by the type of medal. The same technique is applied in the other dimensions presented: medals by geopolitical groups (China, EU, ex soviet republics) , by sport (swimming, athletics, gymnastics) , by GDP and by population. It also contains full information of the final medal count by country and a day-by-day gold medal count (annotated bar char in the lower half). All parts of the visualisation are commented to give an overall picture of the event.
Average rating: 5.5 (4 votes)
Visual types:

pie chart, bar chart, table

Pie and zoom-in-stacked column

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Ethnic minority breakdown in a Rotherham ward.
Average rating: 10 (2 votes)

Square pie / Waffle chart

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Data on women in information technology using square pie. A square is divided into 10x10 fields, and for each number, as many fields are filled in as there are percent. Consequently, the numbers remain readable by simply counting the number of fields covered by one colour. Taking a hint from squarified treemaps, the areas should also be as square as possible for better comparability.<br />The square pie chart is for completely flat data that adds up to 100%, whereas the treemap shows structured data: a hierarchy. They may end up looking the same, but the meaning is not.
Average rating: 10 (1 votes)
Visual types:

pie chart

Stacked pie

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This chart shows that that there are different numbers of people who find that various professions 'prestigious'.
Average rating: 2 (2 votes)
Visual types:

pie chart