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laxmanqlik
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Difference between Pie chart and Donut Chart

can any one explain me about the difference between the pie chart and Donut chat and also how to use Donut chart?.

Thanks in advance....

9 Replies
amartinez35
Valued Contributor

Re: Difference between Pie chart and Donut Chart

Hi,

Just the look ^^

Aurélien

oknotsen
Honored Contributor III

Re: Difference between Pie chart and Donut Chart

Police officers prefer Donut charts where most other governmental employees prefer Pie charts .

Besides that... No difference that I know off.

May you live in interesting times!
awhitfield
Esteemed Contributor

Re: Difference between Pie chart and Donut Chart

In this case, a DONUT is a PIE with a HOLE in the middle! Slightly less calories maybe!

Andy

filip_duchateau
Contributor II

Re: Difference between Pie chart and Donut Chart

A donut chart functions precisely like a pie chart. The only difference is that the center is blank.

While this allows for space for a label or icon, it tends to make the chart more difficult to read. One of the key ways a viewer interprets a pie chart is by studying the angles of the sections at the point where all the lines intersect. Because the hole in a donut chart gets rid of these angles, a donut chart is harder to read.

filip_duchateau
Contributor II

Re: Difference between Pie chart and Donut Chart

This doc might also be useful to help you choose which chart to use for which application.

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marcus_malinow
Valued Contributor II

Re: Difference between Pie chart and Donut Chart

Pies for main course, donuts for dessert...

MVP
MVP

Re: Difference between Pie chart and Donut Chart

Yea, espacially if you have a 3D pie!

gompa786
Contributor III

Re: Difference between Pie chart and Donut Chart

Hi..

No difference as such just the appearance you can show both to your client and keep which he is comfortable with like below:

Pie Chart:

Donut:

Thanks

okolyug16
Contributor II

Re: Difference between Pie chart and Donut Chart

Donut charts and pie charts are basically the same, except that in additon to slice size & color pie charts include angles that can be evaluated to make more sense of the data. Both charts are typically used for the comparison of a part to the whole.

Bottom line is to design with your user in mind, would they benefit from the larger 'pie slices' of a pie chart or the 'white spaces' of a donut chart?