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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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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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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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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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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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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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How to create charts and tables with Inkscape?

Here's simple way to create table in Inkscape.... First, create rectangle with desired dimension. Then, underMenu>Edit choose Clone,then forward to Create tiled clones. Here you can set number of ...
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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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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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rotation target and illustrator actions

You can use the transform effect rather than a regular transform, which will let you set the transform origin from the dialog. Actions won't record effects so you will need to use the Insert Menu Item....
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What application was this chart made in?

Any scientific/statistical analysis tool should make this a breeze. Some tools (in alphabetical order) that you should consider are: Gnuplot, ← free Mathematica, Matlab, Octave, ← free Python, SciPy ...
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Create a bar chart within a table in InDesign?

I apologize ahead of time, because this answer seems simple enough that you may have already decided it wouldn't work for your situation. But, I know that I often over-complicate things and need ...
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How do I change the order of pie chart slices?

It works for me. You edit your numbers in your data cells, then you need to update the graph by hitting the 'Apply' button as seen below. Otherwise, your default sorting order may have been changed. ...
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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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How to mention the author of an artistic infographic?

You can use "Illustration by.." or "Artwork by..". And forget about your nickname: assuming with the author caption you want people to reach you for paid work, use your real name.
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How to create complex graph/chart like these using illustrator?

It appears that http://circos.ca/intro/general_data/ has an app which is used for displaying data in a particular visual manner, as shown in your examples.
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InDesign: building charts in EPS or Javascript

Don't try EPS, but use specialized software to do this. There are specialized programs such as GraphViz, but even Microsoft Excel should be able to draw such simple bar graphs. You cannot use any and ...
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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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