Pie Charts for Pie Day

Posted by on March 14, 2011 -- Chartio, Features

Today was just another regular ol’ day at the office until our geek alarm went off, announcing one of the more momentous days of the year. That’s right, you guessed it - Pi Day!

The magical number was first rigorously estimated by Archimedes a long, long time ago (possibly during the days of Lotus 123-no one knows for sure). Fast forward to the present, and we’re honoring this awesome number with one of our own creations-the cool new Pie Chart.

Pie Charts, hmmm….you might be thinking, isn’t that like the Comic Sans of data visualization (or the weird uncle that just never leaves your house for days after Thanksgiving is over). Yep, it is. But, it can also be pretty useful in conveying information really quickly.

Without further ado, here’s a sneak preview of what data from Stackoverflow (%questions versus %answers on the Q&A site) would look like. Just bear in mind, this is still rough, early and not the final design. We decided to show you what the pie chart would look like in the context of some other charts from Stackoverflow as well. Enjoy!

pie chart