Definition

Hard to define! A sort of triple-axis combination of a pie-chart, a bar chart and a tree map. To better get a sense of the chart type, please explore the blog posts section below.

Videos

A video uploaded by SAF Business Analytics masquerades as a “sunburst chart”, but it’s still a Radial as far as I’m concerned:

Blog posts

interworks.co.uk posted this article back in 2013:

http://interworks.co.uk/blog/radial-bar-chart/

Bora Beran‘s post is likely the most referred to when aiming to recreate this type of chart:

https://boraberan.wordpress.com/2014/12/31/radial-treemaps-bar-charts-in-tableau/

Roberto Reif shared a wonderfully in-depth post extending this concept into polygons:

http://www.analysis-consulting.com/single-post/2017/01/13/Polygon-Radial-Charts

Example workbooks

Bora’s example is available on Tableau Public, and it explores three variants of a radial chart:

https://public.tableau.com/views/RadialCharts-Part2/Designadonut?%3Aembed=y&%3AshowVizHome=no

The Interworks example is here:

https://public.tableau.com/profile/davehart#!/vizhome/BLOG-RadialBarChart/RadialChart

Adam McCann uploaded this brilliant use case for the chart type:

https://public.tableau.com/s/gallery/american-whiskey-wheel

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