Definition

Pie charts are often regarded as a no-no in the data visualisation world, but the donut chart is fractionally more palatable (circumstance depending). Basically a standard pie chart, but with a small overlaid white pie chart to create a ring donut effect.

*I feel obliged to correct the spelling to doughnut 🙂

Videos

SAF Business Analytics uploaded this YouTube summary:

Data Zombiez started a YouTube channel in December 2016, including this clip on Donuts:

Blog posts

A Knowledge Base article is here:

http://kb.tableau.com/articles/issue/creating-donut-charts

Ryan Sleeper improves on that, with his comprehensive guide:

http://www.evolytics.com/blog/tableau-201-how-to-make-donut-charts/

Interworks posted a short article about good / bad use cases for donut charts:

https://www.interworks.com/blog/tmccullough/2014/03/06/tableau-cookbook-donut-charts

Andy Kriebel‘s detailed article guides you through the process of creating “KPI donut charts”:

http://www.vizwiz.com/2014/12/donutcharts.html

Example workbooks

A great example with a downloadable workbook is from Andy Kriebel:

https://public.tableau.com/profile/andy.kriebel#!/vizhome/OrlandoMassShooting/Desktop

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