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  • Writer's pictureMonica Kay Royal

Not everyone likes pie… 🥧, 🤨

Updated: Sep 13, 2020

There are some people that do not particularly fancy sweets, like myself (I know, odd). However, I am talking about pie charts.

I feel like there are TONS of articles about pie charts, and most of them side against using them. Experts like Edward Tufte and Cole Nussbaumer Knaflic included. I have seen many reasons, some favorites; humans are bad at reading angles, they are boring, they are the Comic Sans of data visualization. 🤭

I enjoyed reading this article today on Medium: 5 Unusual Alternatives to Pie Charts.


The writer shares different ways you can turn your pie chart into something that is easier to... digest. Two of these alternatives being donut charts and waffle charts… I see a pattern here.

I am curious to know what others feel about pie charts. What is your favorite or least favorite chart type? Comment below 👇🏻

Happy Learning!!

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