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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Pie Chart


Pie charts are used to compare categorical data.
The demo below visualizes the earth's water supply by comparing salt water, ice, and freshwater.

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Pros:

  • Pie charts, similar to donut charts, are easy to create and understand.
  • The pie chart, like the donut 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 otherwise the result confuses the audience with a crowded data in a compact chart. Alternatively, use a treemap in the case of a large data set.
  • Pie charts are limited to a single time frame, as it is not possible to show data trends overtime.

Accessibility

The pie 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.