Reader survey: Do you use Pareto charts?

Here is a question for you to consider this month. In the early 1900s Vilfredo Pareto created the Pareto diagram, a simple bar chart that ranks related measures in decreasing order of occurrence. Do you use Pareto charts?

Plus, see the results of last month’s poll.

Here’s a reader survey question for November: In the early 1900s Vilfredo Pareto created the Pareto diagram, a simple bar chart that ranks related measures in decreasing order of occurrence. Do you use Pareto charts?


If yes, what tool do you use most often to create your Pareto charts?





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One thought on “Reader survey: Do you use Pareto charts?

  1. The use of color in the example Pareto chart is gratuitous and does not add to the informational content. Additionally, the (horizontal) y-axis is labeled “Count” when it is scaled as a percentage. Two demerits.

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