Posts Tagged ‘ donut chart ’

Layered donuts have excess fats and oils

February 8, 2017
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Layered donuts have excess fats and oils

Via Twitter, Nicholas S. sent this chart: It's a layered donut. There isn't much context here except that the chart comes from USDA. Judging from the design, I surmise that the key message is the change in proportion by food...

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An unsuccessful adaptation of a classic

February 18, 2015
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An unsuccessful adaptation of a classic

Found this chart in Hemispheres magazine on board a United flight: A quick self-sufficiency test reveals the biggest shortcoming of this visual presentation. What would you guess is the difference in areas between the two white-ish sectors (pointing at 9...

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Two charts that fail self-sufficiency

March 6, 2014
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Two charts that fail self-sufficiency

My twitter followers have been sending in several howlers. Twitter (link) made a bunch of bold claims about its own influence by using the number of tweets about the Oscars as fodder. They also adopt the euphenism common to the...

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The exception to the rule against dual axes

December 16, 2013
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The exception to the rule against dual axes

Dual axes are almost always a bad idea. But there is one situation under which I'd use it. *** Last week, Alberto Cairo (link) engaged in a Twitter/blogging debate about a chart that first appeared in Reuters concerning the state...

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The exception to the rule against dual axes

December 16, 2013
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The exception to the rule against dual axes

Dual axes are almost always a bad idea. But there is one situation under which I'd use it. *** Last week, Alberto Cairo (link) engaged in a Twitter/blogging debate about a chart that first appeared in Reuters concerning the state...

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What’s in a cronut? Let me find out

November 5, 2013
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What’s in a cronut? Let me find out

Reader Ross S. did not join the line for this cronut, illustrating the popularity of different makers of tracking software on 1.3 million websites. Original by Analytics SEO is here. *** The biggest beef I have with this cronut is...

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Light entertainment: which number is larger

February 13, 2013
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Light entertainment: which number is larger

A reader from Down Under sent this via twitter: Seems like the editor fell asleep.

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English donuts rival Spanish donuts

December 26, 2012
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English donuts rival Spanish donuts

On my holiday travel, I found a disguised donut chart in the Delta Sky Magazine (Dec 2010), talking about manufacturing jobs in the U.S. Then, flipping through the Spanish section at the back of the same magazine, I found the...

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