Summary Stats of Pie Chart Studies
This is a re-processing of the data we collected in three studies on pie charts for a talk and a blog posting. The idea is to present the data in a way that's readable to most people. In particular, use signed and absolute error instead of log error, and 95% confidence intervals instead of p-value testing and violin plots.
This repository contains all the data (copied from the original sources, see below), an R script to create the images, and a collection of images in three different formats.
I've also added a dataset that had not been published before for a blog posting about a reanalysis of data from a 2010 paper.
pie-summaries.R: the R script that does all the magic
data: the raw datasets
raw-pdf: the PDFs exported from R, as well as the iDraw/Graphic files I used to create all the other images
svg: SVGs of all of the charts with small images for the legend
png: PNGs of all of the charts with small images for the legend
Data Set Origin
The datasets in the
data directory are copies of the files in the following repositories:
arcs-angles-areas-merged.csvis a copy of the
merged-data.csvfile from https://github.com/dwskau/arcs-angles-area
donut-radii-merged.csvis a copy of the
merged-data.csvfile from https://github.com/dwskau/donut-radii
pie-variations-enriched.csvis a copy of the file of the same name from https://github.com/dwskau/pie-variations
simplevis.csvhas not been published elsewhere. It's the data from one of the studies reported in this paper.
All the images and data are free to use. Please cite these two papers if you use the pie charts study materials, though:
- Drew Skau, Robert Kosara, Arcs, Angles, or Areas: Individual Data Encodings in Pie and Donut Charts, Computer Graphics Forum (Proceedings EuroVis), vol. 35, no. 3, pp. 121–130, 2016.
- Robert Kosara, Drew Skau, Judgment Error in Pie Chart Variations, Short Paper Proceedings of the Eurographics/IEEE VGTC Symposium on Visualization (EuroVis), pp. 91–95, 2016.
For the simplevis data, please cite: Robert Kosara, Caroline Ziemkiewicz, Do Mechanical Turks Dream of Square Pie Charts?, Proceedings BEyond time and errors: novel evaLuation methods for Information Visualization (BELIV), pp. 373–382, ACM Press, 2010