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A pie chart is a circular graph which displays data in an easy-to-read pie slice format. Each slice represents a category of data and the size is proportional to the quantity it represents.

Infogram has interactive options when it comes to creating a pie chart, taking it beyond the standard 2D chart. When data is animated and interactive, your pie chart instantly becomes an asset for articles, reports, emails and other marketing campaigns. Our online pie chart maker instantly gives you a head start on your competition.

This article covers the basics of when to use pie charts, the types of pie charts Infogram offers, how to get started, and frequently asked questions. We’ve handled technical pieces. We want you to just focus on creating engaging, interactive, and educational content that will excite your customers and grow your brand.

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Browse all chart templates

Ready to make your own interactive pie chart? Infogram has hundreds of customizable templates. Browse this selection for inspiration; you’ll be inspired to take your content in a direction that will surprise and delight your customers.

Column Chart
Column Chart
Line Chart
Line Chart
Table Chart
Table Chart
Pictoral Bar Chart
Pictoral Bar Chart
Radial Chart
Radial Chart
Semi circle Chart
Semi circle Chart
Funnel Chart
Funnel Chart
Column Stacked Chart
Column Stacked Chart
Bar Chart
Bar Chart
Pie Chart
Pie Chart
Wordcloud Chart
Wordcloud Chart
Doughnut Chart
Doughnut Chart
Pictoral Chart
Pictoral Chart
Column Grouped Chart
Column Grouped Chart
Bar Stacked Chart
Bar Stacked Chart

Frequently asked questions

When to use pie charts? (pie chart)

Pie charts are popular because they are easy to create and understand. The main use of a pie chart is to show comparisons between different categories. They are widely used in the media and in business reports as they give the reader a quick idea of the proportional distribution of data.

They are only effective when you're comparing 3-5 different data points with different quantities that are easy to differentiate. Pie charts are one of the most used and hated charts. Its shape is very familiar, but this visual representation is easily misleading if not used properly. 

When the number of data categories is small (less than 6) and you don't need to show progression over time, a pie chart might be appropriate. Use a pie chart if you want to illustrate the dominance of one category over the others.

How to pick the right chart for your data? (pie chart)

The first question you should always ask yourself is whether visualizing your data is really necessary. Would it make the story easier to understand? Does it provide context? Is it relevant?

Including a visualization just for the sake of it can be confusing and reduce the impact of your story. Remember that bad data visualization can be worse than none at all.

It’s important to choose the right kind of graph to visualize your data. Here you will find a brief summary of various types of graphs and when it’s best to use what.

Take into account! Make your visualizations as simple and clean as possible, it makes them much easier to understand and usually more visually appealing. Keep the ‘data to ink ratio’ in mind – if you had to print your visualization try and show as much information as possible using the least ink. View more

How to create a pie chart? (pie chart)

Infogram has made this easy with five steps:

1. Log in to Infogram.

2. Choose a type of pie chart (pie, semi-circle, donut, irregular).

3. Upload or copy and paste your data.

4. Customize your look/feel with labels, colors, fonts, and graphics.

5. Download your pie chart, or embed on your website.

Don’t worry about creating code! We took care of the technical steps, allowing you to be a pie chart creator and delight your audience. View more 

What to consider when creating pie charts? (pie chart)

1. Add a name or number to each segment of your pie chart to make it easier to read.

2. When using percentages, make sure all segments add up to 100%. Sounds obvious, but it is a common mistake.

3. Avoid using a 3D perspective or shadows as it makes your data difficult to understand.

4. Use less than 6 pie slices to get your point across. If the pie slices have roughly the same value, consider using a bar or column chart instead.

Need more tips to choose the right type of chart? Read the article: How to Choose the Right Chart for Your Data.

 

How to add data to a pie chart? (pie chart)

Each chart comes pre-populated with sample data to show how data should be formatted when it's inserted into the chart. To add data to a chart you can:

1. Copy and paste.

2. Import via integrations.

To add data by copying and pasting:

1. Click the Add chart icon on the left side panel and select the chart you wish to use. 

 A. Drag and drop it into the editor

 B. Double-click to access the chart's data table.

2. Select a cell and start typing or use keyboard controls:

 A. CTRL/CMD+C to copy

 B. CTRL/CMD+X to cut 

 C. CTRL/CMD+V to paste

 D. CTRL/CMD+z to undo the last edit

3. Right-click a cell to access a menu with styling options.  View more 

 

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