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May 02, 2006

Inventor of the pie chart

Writing about web page http://www.americanscientist.org/template/BookReviewTypeDetail/assetid/50745#50965

A nice wee article this in American Scientist about Playfair, originator of the pie chart and other modern wonders. I had always wondered in a vague way about pie charts and how they came to be.

See this lovely early example of one by Playfair:

A wonderful pie chart

Fantastic. And now your chart wizard does it all for you.


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