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The Latest Shameful Pie Chart

The latest in what is threatening to become a series of insidious examples of pie charts in a real special pie chart. This one was spotted by Mr R Lambert of Winchester. Even if you were a fan of pie charts you would have to admit that there are massive problems here. For starters, those […]

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The Pie Chart So Bad I Had to Censor It

You will probably be well aware by now that I think that pie charts are the worst way to display your data. As well as that article, I have occasionally found the need to talk about how much I dislike pie charts – and this is just such an occasion. Today, I have an example […]

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All Charts have the Potential to Suck

I have been known to give pie charts a bad time because in a vast majority of cases, they are the wrong choice for displaying the kinds of data they are used for. It isn’t just pie charts that are utterly rubbish though. Any chart has the potential to suck in many ways. The problem […]

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Continued Pie Chart Hatred

You might have heard me mention that pie charts are bad and should never be used and you may have read my article explaining why you should never use pie charts. Well, every now and then a really good example pops up to illustrate exactly why you shouldn’t waste time on those little circular devils, […]

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Pie Charts are Bad

Since 1801, pie charts having been displaying information and statistics about everything from population to profit, market share to margins and, presumably, the most popular pastry-encased dinners. Pie charts are as popular in the statistics world as their namesakes are in the culinary world – but there are some convincing reasons to avoid using them […]