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Verse 12 of 10+ Ways to Leave Your Pie Chart

My company recently became an Alteryx partner and I wanted to stretch my imagination on how to fulfill the promise of this blog series, and do something pretty cool. This final verse delivers a unique viz combining the data visualization power

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Verse 11 of 10+ Ways to Leave Your Pie Chart

Even I am starting to feel a little sorry for the pie chart.  My fellow viz peers generally accept using pie charts on maps. Andy (vizwiz.blogspot.com) might still not let this one pass as he says, “Friends don’t let friends use pie charts.” Use

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Verse 10 of 10+ Ways to Leave Your Pie Chart

The long tail whips up on the pie chart (inspired by Chris Anderson’s ‘The Long Tail,’ which nicely articulates the value of understanding all your sales, not just the highest.) While bar charts are the best substitute for a summary,

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Verse 9 of 10+ Ways to Leave Your Pie Chart

Pareto beats out Playfair’s pie charts The Pareto (80/20) graph helps us analyze the distribution of sales with a category. We use bar charts to take the guessing out of which category has more sales. Though not the top seller,

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Verse 8 of 10+ Ways to Leave Your Pie Chart

SET THE AXIS DUAL MICHAEL {CRISTIANI} The Treachery of Averages™ is another of our 3 Villains of Data Visualization™ CLICK TO REGISTER FOR THE 3 VILLAINS WEBINAR This shifts the analysis focus to average sales, while retaining sales from the pie

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Verse 7 of 10+ Ways to Leave Your Pie Chart

GROUP THEM IN A BIN CHRISTIAN {CHABOT} Bins are very handy for getting a deeper view into the distribution of your data. Bar charts are often used for binning; the heatmap is better suited to hierarchical data. You are easily able

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Verse 6 of 10+ Ways to Leave Your Pie Chart

FRAME A PANEL DISPLAY JJ {JENSEN} Panel, or trellis views, are great for organizing hierarchies of information in a small space. This is similar to using bar charts for comparison; though not as compact. You are easily able to see general

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