Do you have two data sets that you want to compare but don’t know how? A donut chart is a perfect way to do it. A donut chart, or a type of pie chart, is a graphical representation of data in which a circle is divided into slices to illustrate proportion. Donut charts are often used in business to help explain data, such as profits, expenses, or market shares. Keep reading to find out how to use a donut chart to compare data sets.
What is a donut chart, and how to use it to compare data sets?
A donut chart, a variant of a pie chart, is a circular graph that displays how much of a particular category or data set is represented by each slice. It can be used to compare data sets by size and color. The larger the slice, the more prevalent that category is in the data set. The colors can indicate which data set each slice corresponds to. Data is plotted in segments around the edge of the donut and compared against another set of data in the center. This type of chart can show how two different data sets compare or how one data set changes over time. The donut chart will make it easy to see the percentage of each data set that falls within different ranges and identify any outliers in your data.
Create a donut, compare your data sets, and look for trends.
Donut charts are a great way to compare data sets because they allow you to see the distribution of data points within each group and how the sets compare overall.
To create a donut chart in Microsoft Excel, you will need to have at least two data series to compare.
- Open a new Excel spreadsheet and enter your data into two columns.
- Select the data in the first column and insert a pie chart by clicking on the “Insert” tab and selecting “Pie Chart” from the “Charts” group.
- Excel will automatically create a default pie chart with the data from the first column.
- To create a donut chart, select the data in the first column and press the “Ctrl” and “Shift” keys and then press the “Enter” key.
- Excel will create a donut chart with the data from the first column.
- To change the colors of the sectors, select the donut chart and then click on the “Design” tab.
- In the “Chart Styles” group, click on the “More” drop-down arrow and select “Format Chart Area”
- In the “Format Chart Area” pane, select the “Fill” and “Border” tabs.
- Change the colors and borders of the sectors as desired.
- To add data labels to the donut chart, select the chart and click on the “Layout” tab.
- In the “Labels” group, click on the “Data Labels” drop-down arrow and select “More”
- In the “Data Labels” pane, check the “Show data labels” box and then select the “Position” and “Format” tabs.
- Change the position and format of the data labels as desired.
Donut charts are a great way to compare data sets. You can use them to compare two or more data sets by color-coding the donuts. This will help you see which data set is bigger or smaller. Excel will create a chart with one ring for each data set. The size of the ring will indicate the size of the data set. If you want to compare two data sets, you can use the ring’s color to display the comparison. You could use a different color for each data set, or you could use color to indicate whether the data set is above or below the benchmark.
The inner circle of the donut chart will represent the distribution of data points within each set, while the outer ring will illustrate how the sets compare overall. You can also use color to indicate which set each data point belongs to.
Donut charts are a great way to compare data sets, as they allow you to see the distribution of data within each set and the overlap between the sets. This can help companies understand the overall distribution of data or identify potential outliers.