A deep dive into… pie charts

A deep dive into pie charts — what makes a good pie graph?

How does a pie chart work?

A pie chart communicates values via three visual cues.
A deep dive into pie charts by Datylon

What makes a good pie chart

Rounding up to a meaningful whole

A pie chart should round up to a meaningful total.

The right amount of categories

A pie chart works best with only a few categories
Pie charts work really well for binary data, comparing between two categories

Enough difference in slice sizes

A pie chart is not suitable for comparing categories
A pie chart shows more of its worth when one category is very big compared to the others

DATYLON PIE CHART RESOURCES:

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