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Exploding a doughnut chart's slice

Instead of shifting shapes laterally away from the centre of the circle, imagine moving them towards the viewer. Just scale the slices up with the centre of the scaling aligned with the middle of the ...
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How to create a line graph around a circle

Put this into a file called CircularLinegraph.eps. You can then open it in any editor that understand EPS like illustrator, ghostscript, TEX, etc. %!PS-Adobe-3.0 EPSF-3.0 %%BoundingBox: 0 0 200 200 %%...
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How to Make a Beautiful Stacked 3D Plot

This type of graph is called a 'Waterfall Plot' It can be used to plot arbitrary data in three axes (as in your example), but it is most commonly used to plot the results of a time-frequency analysis....
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Create a bar chart within a table in InDesign?

The cool way There's a font for this called FF Chartwell (no affiliation), which I have personally used for different annual reports and white papers. All the data is editable as numbers via the ...
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What's the name of this style of chart that splits flows?

This is called a Sankey Diagram.
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What is this type of graph/plot called?

It is called a Radar chart (wikipedia) although thats not necessarily super well known or a high consensus name. Thus people have come with different names over time. I've seen it called a spider web ...
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Which program was this infographic made in?

This is from one of the MindMapping apps. It looks kind of like an old version of MindJet's MindManager, or modern output from Freemind, but could be a couple of others. A few of them can be ...
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What is the name of this sort of chart?

This chart is actually a Euler diagram, but not a Venn diagram. All Venn diagrams are Euler diagrams, but not all Euler diagrams are Venn diagrams. Wikipedia explains the difference succinctly: ...
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How to Make a Beautiful Stacked 3D Plot

%!PS-Adobe-3.0 EPSF-3.0 %%BoundingBox: 0 0 400 400 %%Title: Isometric Graph Drawing %%Creator: Janne Ojala %%CreationDate: 2019-04-17 %%EndComments /up {dup translate} def /down {neg up} def /...
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What is the name of this sort of chart?

This type of chart is called a Venn diagram used in set theory and logic. It is a variant of Euler diagrams. Normally the subsets (minterms) are circular but this uses squares for holding the ...
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How to visualise two-dimensional scientific data-points in a chart... in grayscale?

When working with items which all must be 100% and the same color I look at the things which make the items distinctive: size (including widths of strokes) style (dashes, dots, etc) fill (hollow, ...
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Is there any quick way to write the text headings at specified rotations in a pie chart?

There is a concept known as using the 'wrong tool for the job'. Thing is the wrong tool is either illustrator or you. Creating info-graphics is one of those things where either you learn programming ...
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What is the best way to utilize graphs and charts in either Indesign or Illustrator?

Illustrator has a graph tool. It's very customisable, but it hasn't been updated for decades (literally) - it's very frustrating to use because it's based on UI standards from another era, all sorts ...
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Software for producing yearly cycle illustration

You can do this with excel, atleast if you approximate the design a bit. Excell is probably the only tool that a unspecified random crowd can be expected to be able to use. The real problem is that ...
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1960s technical charts sans-serif all caps font

NHB 1430.1 NASA Standards and Guidelines for Visual Information and Graphic Presentations March 1968 Slides, Viewgraphs and Flip Charts p 312 https://books.google.com/books?id=Gc0fAAAAIAAJ&...
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How to visualise two-dimensional scientific data-points in a chart... in grayscale?

This is not a trivial problem; I am only going to give some general suggestions. My graphics are conceptional, would need some elegantifying to be optimal. First: kudos for making the mesh in the ...
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Create a bar chart within a table in InDesign?

Imho, I would use Illustrator graph tool. Now, let's have some fun and bring some magic into INDD using GREP. The idea is to create character styles that would apply a strike-through to space after ...
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Software for ideology scale chart

For reasons that shall become apparent, the list of software that can do this is absolutely staggering. The reason for this is that you do not list any border constraints for the application. Let us ...
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How to create complex graph/chart like these using illustrator?

This should be only a comment, but it's too long. Illustrator's graph tool converts your data only to those graphs which are in the format collection. If you need something finer, your options are: ...
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What's the name of this type of chart

It looks to me as a Range chart or Area Range chart, as what defines the main data is the range between the maximum and minimum value and not the values independently. As seen here https://www....
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How to force whole numbers to have one decimal place in Adobe Illustrator?

You can program your own graphs. This gives you total flexibility over the results. While this may seem daunting it is not. Most infographics are quite easy to codify, things like bar charts, line ...
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How do I use designs in a stacked bar chart with precise statistics?

1- Make your row of people a compound path. Make sure they are not grouped first, ungroup if necessary then select them all, right click and select "Make Compound Path". 2- Apply a gradient to the ...
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How do I use designs in a stacked bar chart with precise statistics?

This might not be anything of what you want, but i simply turned the graph-part (data points) horisontal instead, and put a box with human-shaped "holes" on top. (I somehow got the idea that you ...
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Which software is used by scientific journals to generate plots?

Use Hanpuku I just discovered Hanpuku, a best-in-class solution for working with data visualization. I don't think there's anything better than this amazing piece of software! Hanpuku Overview Old ...
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What characteristics make a graph look professional?

For bar charts: If there are data labels above the bars or at the end of the bars, center them and make sure they are all the same distance from the end of the bar. Your axes should be named. Center ...
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What's the name of this style of chart?

It's called a radial bar chart / graph. For sure :)
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Create rounded gradient for a rectangle?

This is easily done in Illustrator using the blend feature. Copy the original shape and paste the copy in front of the original. Reduce the height and width to where you want the gradient to stop. ...
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Illustrator. What am I doing wrong when cutting a circle

Create a circle with a stroke. Copy and Paste in front. Select the top circle, select the Scissors Tool (C). Click on the path where you want the end points of the line. Based on your example I ...
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