Chart Chooser

The Chart Chooser tool helps you narrow down chart choices based on your data type and objective.

Find your chart based on your data type and objective

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If you are aware of your data type and objective, jump straight to the Chart Chooser tool and start having fun.

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Donut Chart


Donut charts, like pie charts, are used to visualize composition of categorical data.
The demo below displays the composition of the air. The air is a combination of different gases. From the chart, it is clear with 78% that nitrogen is the most abundant gas in the air, followed by oxygen with 20.9%.

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Pros:

  • Donut charts, like pie charts, are easy to create and understand.
  • The donut chart, similar to the pie chart, offers a compact shape that makes it an excellent choice to fit into a dashboard and small screens.

Cons:

  • Take caution to not overload the chart with excessive categories resulting in confusing your audience with a crowded data in a compact chart. Alternatively use a treemap in the case of a large data set.
  • Donut charts are limited to a single time frame, as it is not possible to show data trends overtime.

Accessibility

The donut chart can be easily adapted to suit the color-blind community (see below), by either adding a pattern fill chart or a or a monochrome chart.

Information

Learn more about how to create a pie chart.