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Pi Pie Chart

For today’s special Pi Day version of Bad Chart Thursday, I present to you the distribution of digits in the first 1,000 decimal places of pi, presented as a pie chart:

pi pie

Remarkably, when I Googled for this, I was only able to find the frequency of digits in pi represented in bar charts, which is obviously a ridiculous thing to do, considering the pun opportunities. So, fixed.

As an accompaniment, please enjoy this related clip from How I Met Your Mother:

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  1. I did a similar project using the first 200 million digits of pi. The digits came out uniformly distributed at 10.00% each, but I didn’t have a way of verifying that the data I was analyzing were the actual digits of pi.

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