Angular or Pie-Diagram:
Pie-diagram is an alternative representation of the data set which can be presented in sub-divided and percentage bars or rectangles. These diagrams are normally used to show the total number of observations of different types of data set inside a circle into various slices according to the magnitudes in terms of angle. Usually the largest portion of the data in a pie-diagram is shown first at 12 O’clock position on the circle, whereas other observations are shown in clockwise succession in descending order of magnitude. But they can be shown in a logical order as well. The following are the steps to construct a pie-diagram.
- Find the sum total of all the observations.
- Convert the data set into corresponding degrees in the circle by using the formula:
Total of observations = 3600 (Since total angle formed by a circle = 3600)
- It should noted that the sum of the angles converted should be equal to 3600
- Draw a circle of appropriate size by the help of compass.
- Draw a radius at any point on the circle. (Better at 12 O’ clock position).
- Take the radius drawn as the baseline and draw the successive angles one after another in the circle by the protractor.
- Different shades or colors can be used to represent various sectors.
Limitations of Pie-diagram:
- It is difficult to calculate the angles with respect to the given data in comparison the bar diagram.
- It is difficult to construct the pie-diagram in comparison to bar diagram.
- If there are more than 6 characteristics, it is not preferable to construct a pie-diagram.
- In pie-diagram, negative values cannot be presented.
The HSEB affiliated schools in five development regions are given in the following table. Represent these data by a pie-diagram.
|Development region||No. of schools|
Calculation of angles for pie-diagram
|Development region||No. of schools||Angle (in degrees)|
|(360/789 165 = 75.8|
(360/789) 325 = 148.28
(360/789) 190 = 86.70
(360/789) 49 = 22.36
(360/789) 60 = 27.38
Above diagram is the example of Pie-Diagram.