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# Pie chart - Template

Use this pie chart template in the ConceptDraw PRO diagramming and vector drawing software to add pie charts to your business documents, websites, presentation slides and infographics.
"An obvious flaw exhibited by pie charts is that they cannot show more than a few values without separating the visual encoding (the “slices”) from the data they represent (typically percentages). When slices become too small, pie charts have to rely on colors, textures or arrows so the reader can understand them. This makes them unsuitable for use with larger amounts of data. Pie charts also take up a larger amount of space on the page compared to the more flexible alternative of bar charts, which do not need to have separate legends, and can also display other values such as averages or targets at the same time.
Statisticians generally regard pie charts as a poor method of displaying information, and they are uncommon in scientific literature. One reason is that it is more difficult for comparisons to be made between the size of items in a chart when area is used instead of length and when different items are shown as different shapes.
Further, in research performed at AT&T Bell Laboratories, it was shown that comparison by angle was less accurate than comparison by length. This can be illustrated with the diagram to the right, showing three pie charts, and, below each of them, the corresponding bar chart representing the same data. Most subjects have difficulty ordering the slices in the pie chart by size; when the bar chart is used the comparison is much easier. Similarly, comparisons between data sets are easier using the bar chart. However, if the goal is to compare a given category (a slice of the pie) with the total (the whole pie) in a single chart and the multiple is close to 25 or 50 percent, then a pie chart can often be more effective than a bar graph." [Pie chart. Wikipedia]
The template "Pie chart" is included in the Pie Charts solution of the Graphs and Charts area in ConceptDraw Solution Park.
Circle chart
Used Solutions

## Pie chart - Template

The vector stencils library "Composition charts" contains 6 templates: 2 pie charts, 2 divided bar charts and 2 double divided bar charts.
The vector stencils library "Composition indicators" contains 6 templates of visual indicators.
Use these design elements to visualize composition comparison of your data in your visual dashboard created using the ConceptDraw PRO diagramming and vector drawing software.
"A pie chart (or a circle graph) is a circular chart divided into sectors, illustrating numerical proportion. In a pie chart, the arc length of each sector (and consequently its central angle and area), is proportional to the quantity it represents. While it is named for its resemblance to a pie which has been sliced, there are variations on the way it can be presented. ...
An obvious flaw exhibited by pie charts is that they cannot show more than a few values without separating the visual encoding (the “slices”) from the data they represent (typically percentages). When slices become too small, pie charts have to rely on colors, textures or arrows so the reader can understand them. This makes them unsuitable for use with larger amounts of data. Pie charts also take up a larger amount of space on the page compared to the more flexible alternative of bar charts, which do not need to have separate legends, and can also display other values such as averages or targets at the same time. ...
Most subjects have difficulty ordering the slices in the pie chart by size; when the bar chart is used the comparison is much easier. Similarly, comparisons between data sets are easier using the bar chart. However, if the goal is to compare a given category (a slice of the pie) with the total (the whole pie) in a single chart and the multiple is close to 25 or 50 percent, then a pie chart can often be more effective than a bar graph." [Pie chart. Wikipedia]
The example "Design elements - Composition charts and indicators" is included in the Composition Dashboard solution from the area "What is a Dashboard" of ConceptDraw Solution Park.
Composition charts and visual indicators
Used Solutions

## Pyramid Diagram

Pyramid chart example is included in the Pyramid Diagrams solution from Marketing area of ConceptDraw Solution Park.

## Collaboration Area

The solutions from Collaboration area of ConceptDraw Solution Park extend ConceptDraw PRO and ConceptDraw MINDMAP software with features, samples, templates and vector stencils libraries for drawing diagrams and mindmaps useful for collaboration.

## Pie chart - Template

This ring chart sample was created on the base of the figure illustrating the "CCP Handbook - Comprehensive Community Planning for First Nations in British Columbia" from the Government of Canada website. "Tool 1: Centre for Innovative & Entrepreneurial Leadership (CIEL) Community Life Cycle Matrix.
Actualization Phase.
Community is highly developed and encourages learning & innovation while respecting history and culture. Community shares resources with others and regularly monitors itself, continuing to enhance capacity.
Action: Community undertakes regular reviews and reflection activities to maintain or enhance stage / phase.
Pre-Community or Chaos Phase.
Community is undeveloped. Limited sharing of resources or recognition of value of a community.
Action: Community can (re)form through the identification of and action of influential and respected leaders (elected or unelected).
Vision Phase.
Community recognizes the importance of vision and long-term planning; is able to move in this direction.
Action: Community can engage in planning, meaningful consultation of its members, & working towards the development of strategic thinking & planning, and, ultimately, identifying community-wide values, distinct community characteristics and a vision.
Emergence Phase.
Community exists but has significant problems, making anything but survival & fulfilling short-term needs impossible.
Action: Community can advance through focus on small, non-political, trustbuilding projects to build success, respect, confidence, relationships & skills.
Why the Matrix.
The challenge of developing innovative and entrepreneurial communities is in ensuring that the communities have a clear picture of where they are at and where they want to go. This enables a better match of the tools available with both the capacity of the community and the hoped for goal. For example, while strategic planning may work for some communities, the planning process may also lead to frustration and failure in other communities that do not have the necessary trust, social capital or capacity." [aadnc-aandc.gc.ca/ eng/ 1100100021972/ 1100100022090]
The ring chart example "Community life cycle matrix" was created using the ConceptDraw PRO diagramming and vector drawing software extended with the Target and Circular Diagrams solution from the Marketing area of ConceptDraw Solution Park.
www.conceptdraw.com/ solution-park/ marketing-target-and-circular-diagrams
Ring chart
Used Solutions

## Timeline Diagrams

Timeline Diagrams solution extends ConceptDraw PRO software with templates, samples and library of vector stencils for drawing the timeline and milestones diagrams.