Your objective to inform, and not look pretty but useless.

Via Stats Chat in the last week or two.

If you’re not willing to click through, Stats Chat have posted a donut graphic which some New Zealand paper have printed to display some data. Really, you should have a look and then decide whether the graphic actually accurately depicts the data that the Australian paper’s figures appear to be giving.

One of the worst features – in my humble experience – of enhanced graphics capabilities of different software packages (I’m looking at you, Excel, you know I love you but…) is that people will insist on using them. Inappropriately, confusingly and just plain badly. It’s quite worrying in some respects.