Elizabeth Ricks tries the impossible:
A friend called me recently and started our conversation with: “I know you dislike pie charts, but…can you help me create one?”
Spoiler alert: I don’t hate pie charts. They’ve received a bad rap over the years and with good reason—they are very commonly used when another chart type would be better suited. The appropriate use case for a pie chart is expressing a part-to-whole relationship. Their limitation is that it can be difficult to accurately judge the relative size of and compare the segments. Here are some related articles on our blog: the great pie debate and an updated post on pies.
Elizabeth does put together the best possible case, but I’m still in favor of burning pie charts to the ground.Comments closed