Donut chart with Python

Cedric Vidonne

Lei Chen

Donut chart with Python

The donut chart is a variation of a pie charts, with the total amount divided into categories based on a proportional value. For the most part, there aren’t significant differences between a pie chart and a donut chart, so the choice of a donut over a standard circle is mostly aesthetic. One small advantage for the ring shape is that the central area can be used to show additional information such as the total amount figure.

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Donut chart

# import libraries
import numpy as np
import matplotlib.pyplot as plt
import pandas as pd['unhcrpyplotstyle', 'donut'])

#load and reshape the data
df = pd.read_csv('')

#compute data for plotting
labels = df['funding_type']
values = df['funding_value']

#plot the chart
fig, ax = plt.subplots()
pie=ax.pie(values, labels=labels, autopct='%1.1f%%', pctdistance = 0.75, counterclock=False, startangle=-270, wedgeprops={'width':0.5, 'edgecolor':'white', 'linewidth': 2})
#set chart title
ax.set_title('UNHCR Funding (as of February 2022)')

#set chart source and copyright
plt.annotate('Source: UNHCR', (0,0), (0, -25), xycoords='axes fraction', textcoords='offset points', va='top', color = '#666666', fontsize=9)
plt.annotate('©UNHCR, The UN Refugee Agency', (0,0), (0, -35), xycoords='axes fraction', textcoords='offset points', va='top', color = '#666666', fontsize=9)

#adjust chart margin and layout

#show chart

A donut chart showing UNHCR Funding (as of February 2022)

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