Verse 8 of 10+ Ways to Leave Your Pie Chart

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  • This shifts the analysis focus to average sales, while retaining sales from the pie chart.
  • While knowing the average is helpful, you need the context of the individual figures.
  • It’s tempting to use a bar-in-bar, but it’s easier to pick out the sales count with circles.

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Attend my webinars or caught me in the right mood? Then you know The Tyranny of Pie Charts™

I recently heard Paul Simon’s 50 Ways to Leave Your Lover and was inspired to create this blog series. He only lists five ways, so I’m doubling the ante.

These ideas are designed to equally inspire you to leave those pie charts. EXCELSIOR!

This blog series launched on March 14, Pi Day. Here’s the pie chart view that will receive of a healthy dose of criticism.

THE TYRANNY OF PIE CHARTS

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