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Title: Pie Charts and Circular Visualizations
Post by: Visio Guy on August 10, 2009, 05:24:50 AM
Thanks to joemako (http://visguy.com/vgforum/index.php?action=profile;u=8)for Twitter-ing this the other day:

Pie charts and other circular visualizations (http://optional.is/required/2009/07/20/pie-charts-and-other-circular-visualizations/) - an entertaining, well-written, coherent analysis of why pie charts are overused, misused and suck in general. The author shows where non-circular visualizations are better than pie charts, and expands the topic by examining useful circular visualizations as well.
Title: Re: Pie Charts and Circular Visualizations
Post by: Visio Guy on August 10, 2009, 05:26:10 AM
The author of Pie charts and other circular visualizations (http://optional.is/required/2009/07/20/pie-charts-and-other-circular-visualizations/) (mentioned previously) has another post about Polyphasic Sleep (http://optional.is/required/2009/06/27/polyphasic-sleep/) that has some cool circular visualizations that relate to time and the clock, and his own personal experiment to try different methods of sleeping.
Title: Re: Pie Charts and Circular Visualizations
Post by: Visio Guy on August 10, 2009, 05:27:17 AM
Haters of pie charts will also enjoy this indictment of Apple's Steve Jobs misuse of wedges and 3D: Lies, damn lies, and Steve Jobs keynotes (http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/blog/2008/jan/21/liesdamnliesandstevejobs)
Title: Re: Pie Charts and Circular Visualizations
Post by: Yacine on December 22, 2014, 07:49:28 PM
Quite old post, but this article complements it so well.
http://www.datarevelations.com/circles-labels-colors-legends-and-sankey-diagrams-ask-these-three-questions.html
Title: Re: Pie Charts and Circular Visualizations
Post by: wapperdude on December 23, 2014, 08:18:11 PM
@Yacine:  Excellent link.  Really drives home the point of data visualization needs to be clear, understandable, and not "cute" just because it's possible.

Wapperdude