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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:…

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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…

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

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