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To Pie Chart or Not to Pie Chart?

Oh, the poor, maligned pie chart. The chart type that gets pushed around and bullied on the data-viz playground more than any other. Randal Olsen of /r/dataisbeautiful ran a Twitter poll asking, “Do you think pie charts should be banned from #dataviz?” Scientific or not, nearly two in five responded affirmatively:…


Added by Ben Jones on April 27, 2016 at 2:00pm — No Comments

To Optimize or to Satisfice When Visualizing Data?

Is there a single “best” way to visualize data in a particular scenario and for a particular audience, or are there multiple “good enough” ways?

That’s the debate that has resurfaced on Stephen Few’s and Cole Nussbaumer’s blogs recently.

In summary, Stephen says, “Is there a…


Added by Ben Jones on March 30, 2016 at 10:04am — No Comments


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