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DD017 – Data-Driven Charts 017 – Donut Charts


Donut charts simply display "stacked pie charts." Each "donut" of data is essentially a pie chart and, together, provide an easy comparison between donuts (pies). Pies are a way to segments of a whole; donuts are a way to compare the segments of many wholes.

The are a little difficult to label, however. The series example shows labeling using leader lines that does not obscure the segments of the donuts. The leader lines are a good option.

PowerFrameworks usually advocates for not border lines around segments. This is an instance where border lines are essential. The border lines around the segments define the different pies.

Key search words: segments of whole, pie chart alternative

TUTORIAL: Tutorial for Data-Driven Charts 017 – Donut Charts

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DD017 – dd017_v1

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