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The usefulness of pie charts, in two pie charts

Walter Hickey at Business Insider launched an excellent attack against pie charts. But in case all those words are bogging you down, we have a helpful, simpler version of his piece to offer.


And things get even more dramatic when you're talking about 3-D pie charts. As Hickey writes, "an angled 3D pie chart is an excellent way to lie to you."


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