Happy Pi Day! In honor of Xan Gregg, I take aim at another pie chart today.

This monstrosity was found on Vox (link):

Vox_shakespeare_death_chart

 

The data pose a major challenge here: almost all the numbers are equal to one. This could potentially be fixed by aggregation. Or one can pick a more appropriate chart form, like a text cloud:

Redo_jc_shakespeare_deaths

One can grumble about the imprecision of the text cloud, especially when phrases are involved. But which one serves the message more clearly?

 

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