How can I add a pie chart?

If you're reading this, you might be looking for instructions on how to add a pie chart to your Geckoboard dashboard.

This is a deliberate choice on our part as pie charts are rarely the best choice for visualizing your data. In short, they can be misleading and hard to interpret. That's why we recommend using a bar chart instead.


Though don't recommend them, we do have a pie chart visualization available in the Custom Widgets API.

Example of how pie charts are poor at communicating data

As you can see in the example below, when you present the same data in a bar chart without the distraction of color and clutter, it’s much easier to digest the data quickly and correctly.pie_chart_alternatives.png

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