Tuesday, September 28, 2010

What to use instead of a pie chart

Some time ago I complained about pie charts without giving a real alternative. But the alternative is actually quite clear: it's not pie, it's sausage.

Just like in iTunes:

The length of each slice of sausage is proportional to the percentage. Since this is linear it's much clearer and easier to understand than a segment of a pie.

And naturally, at Causata we use the same style in our own application.

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