my pie charts gotta pop!

I sadly, have to include pie charts in a presentation/document I am putting
together.

I have 6 categories, but 4 of them are a very small fraction of the total... so
the base pie chart even with exploded sections looks terrible.

Also, I need to display the % values and category labels. Using autopct and
labels arguments makes for lots of overlapping mess. maybe they can render
outside of the plot area if the slice is too small?

Its terribly taboo I know, but can it look cool and 3D too... my boss would love
me if it did!

Any suggestions or places to find a gorgeous pie chart, let me know...

Thanks for your help!

Justin

I'd probably use Excel or OpenOffice if I were you.

Jason

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On 12/14/11 6:33 PM, Justin wrote:

Any suggestions or places to find a gorgeous pie chart, let me know...

There are some neat effects that can be done with the AGG filter. There should be a page about AGG filters on the website.

As for text placement, if it is just a one-off figure, you could explicitly code the placement yourself. It is always hard to judge when to get the general solution, and when to hack out the one-offs.

Ben Root

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On Wednesday, December 14, 2011, Jason Grout <jason-sage@…2130…> wrote:

On 12/14/11 6:33 PM, Justin wrote:

Any suggestions or places to find a gorgeous pie chart, let me know…

I’d probably use Excel or OpenOffice if I were you.

Jason

This software can be intersting for you:

http://www.sofastatistics.com/home.php

2011/12/15 Benjamin Root <ben.root@...1304...>:

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On Wednesday, December 14, 2011, Jason Grout <jason-sage@...2130...> > wrote:

On 12/14/11 6:33 PM, Justin wrote:

Any suggestions or places to find a gorgeous pie chart, let me know...

I'd probably use Excel or OpenOffice if I were you.

Jason

There are some neat effects that can be done with the AGG filter. There
should be a page about AGG filters on the website.

As for text placement, if it is just a one-off figure, you could explicitly
code the placement yourself. It is always hard to judge when to get the
general solution, and when to hack out the one-offs.

Ben Root

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The page I was referring to:

http://matplotlib.sourceforge.net/examples/pylab_examples/demo_agg_filter.html

I could have sworn there was another page that talks about agg filters in further details, but I can’t seem to find it.

Ben Root

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On Wed, Dec 14, 2011 at 11:34 PM, Benjamin Root <ben.root@…1304…> wrote:

On Wednesday, December 14, 2011, Jason Grout <jason-sage@…3216…30…> wrote:

On 12/14/11 6:33 PM, Justin wrote:

Any suggestions or places to find a gorgeous pie chart, let me know…

I’d probably use Excel or OpenOffice if I were you.

Jason

There are some neat effects that can be done with the AGG filter. There should be a page about AGG filters on the website.

As for text placement, if it is just a one-off figure, you could explicitly code the placement yourself. It is always hard to judge when to get the general solution, and when to hack out the one-offs.

Ben Root