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Intro to Stats- professor's mistake in an exercise on types of diagrams?

The Question Parking at a university has become a problem. University administrators are interested in determining the average time it takes students to find a parking spot. An administrator ...
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How can I represent probability in a pie chart? [closed]

I'm super new to R and wanted to make a pie chart of the results found from a 6 faced die. From what I understand, this is supposed to throw the 6-faced die 500 times, and then map out the results in ...
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Why does my textbook say this is not a frequency distribution / not categorical data? It looks like one to me

I am reading an intro to statistics textbook, and they were telling us about pie charts. They were saying that pie charts can be used for categorical data sets. But then they said that they can be ...
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how to plot different proportions (different sample sizes/different denominator) in a pie chart

I have 5 samples from Asia, Africa, Europe, Oceania and America of different sample sizes. I am looking for particular mutations in a gene in these samples and I got the following proportions ...
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What is this chart called?

I designed this chart to combine the benefits offered by a Bar chart and a Pie chart. Its closest known alternative is the Pareto chart. With this (new?) chart, the Line graph is replaced by a ...
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How a multi-level pie chart works

I am trying to understand the details of a multi-level pie chart. This Wikipedia example gives a picture of a Linux filesystem. Here are some direct questions, but any further clarification is also ...
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What is this graph called? (Similar to a pie chart, but with dots)

The BBC has an article called Gosport hospital deaths: The numbers behind the scandal with this type of graph: What is this type of chart called?
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Are pie charts evil? [duplicate]

Are pie charts, at least the 2d versions, the best choice in some cases? Or, should they be simply taboo for any serious objective data visualization?
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Name of combined pie chart and line graph

I've created a sketch of a chart that combines a line graph with pie charts at each point on the line graph. I want to know if there's a standard name for this type of combined graph. I have tried ...
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Pareto Chart - when can be used?

I have a question on the Pareto Chart. I know it has been originally used in quality control, but do you think it is good to apply it to other domains as well? I have recently built a Pareto Chart ...
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repetitive values

I have a data table that looks like this: USER AREA 1 X723 1 X278 2 X827 2 X567 2 X234 3 X735 3 X673 3 X346 4 X723 5 X678 Then I converted ...
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Linear equivalent to chord diagram

The Chord Diagram can be used to show directed relationships among a group of entities. This is a circular chart, much like a Pie Chart. What would be its linear equivalent, in the same way that a ...
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How to visualize percentages compared along with number of entries.

I'm trying to figure out the best way to visualize the below chart and emphasize treatment efficacy as apposed to number of patients who tried the treatment. Here's the link to the actual page: http://...
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How to represent data graphically in which a respondents can choose more than one group?

I am analyzing a survey in which one of the questions was (What is the industry segment of your company?) and the respondents can choose more than one category. I have used a pie chart to represent ...
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How to represent categorical data in a pie graph form?

I have been asked to produce a pie graph of some categorical data. On a simple scale it look like this: ...
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Is there a name for this chart - sort of a cross between a pie chart and a mekko plot

Is there a name for this sort of chart below (sourced from New Zealand's Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment, for whom I work but I was not involved in creating this plot)? It consists of ...
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Bubble charts with pie charts as bubble [closed]

I wanted to create a bubble chart which means a scatter plot with a separate variable indicating diameter of bubble. Is there any way to use bubble then as pie chart? I would really like to do this in ...
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what do you call a pie chart with equal arcs but different areas

I want to create a pie chart for four items, the arc of the slices would be equal, each 90 degrees, however the areas would be different since I will shrink or enlarge the slice depending on the data. ...
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Present / visualize aggregated data for years

I have yearly data for the import of fish products to Portugal (years 2000 to 2011) per country. There are some trends that I would like to visualize, for example some countries drop out and enter in ...
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Pie charts vs. dot plots

I understand the critiques of pie charts as referenced here: Problems with pie charts However, the above response (and the R manual) always cite dot plots from Cleveland as an alternative. My ...
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Can the percentages in a pie chart add up to more than $100\%$ and the data or analyses will still make sense (or be logical)?

Can the percentages in a pie chart add up to more than $100\%$ and the data or analyses will still make sense (or be logical)? Let's say the percentage in a pie chart adds up to $100\%$ . Does this ...
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What do you call a chart that looks like a half pie chart with a needle indicating a percentage?

Is there a name for this data visualization? It's almost like half a pie chart. In this case, it was animated like a speedometer you would see on a car dashboard; the divider (the needle) pointed ...
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How to properly weight contributing percentages?

First off, be warned: I am a complete stats novice. I'd like to learn, but at the moment I have an intense business problem to solve that I think (hope?) is straightforward enough that it could be ...
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Problems with pie charts

There seems to be in increasing discussion about pie charts. The main arguments against it seem to be: Area is perceived with less power than length. Pie charts have very low data-point-to-pixel ...
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