Example: Pie chart

Published 2007-05-21 | Author: Robert Vollmert

This example shows how to draw a basic pie chart. Note that labels are automatically aligned and placed in a smart way. This makes the code more complicated. However, charts can now bee drawn without worrying about overlapping labels.

Author:Robert Vollmert

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Pie chart

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% Pie chart
% Author: Robert Vollmert


  % slice
  \draw[thick,fill=black!10] (0,0) -- (#1:1) arc (#1:#2:1) -- cycle;

  % outer label
  \node[label=\midangle:#4] at (\midangle:1) {};

  % inner label
  \pgfmathparse{max(\temp,-0.5) + 0.8}
  \node at (\midangle:\innerpos) {#3};


\foreach \p/\t in {20/type A, 4/type B, 11/type C,
                   49/type D, 16/other}




  • #1 Kjell Magne Fauske, April 29, 2009 at 9:04 p.m.

    Updated example so that it is compatible with PGF 2.0.

  • #2 Krzysztof Swientek, June 26, 2009 at 9:19 a.m.


    I've tried to download the Pie Chart example but it is impossible. When I used

    wget http://media.texample.net/tikz/examples/PDF/pie-chart.pdf

    the answer was

    ERROR: 403: Forbidden.

    The same is with tex file

    Regards K.

  • #3 A. Rubio, September 30, 2009 at 8:54 p.m.

    Looks like there's a broken link on the figure. Otherwise, I've found the site to be fantastic!

    Regards, A.R.

  • #4 Kjell Magne Fauske, September 30, 2009 at 9:06 p.m.

    Sorry about that. Forgot to set the correct access rights. Fixed now.

  • #5 Paco, October 23, 2009 at 5:19 p.m.

    It would be fine if it handled non-integer values: currently e.g. 49.5 plus 50.5 equals 100 but the pies are drawn as if they summed up ~ 99, so decimal digits after comma are silently ignored, correct me if I'm wrong

  • #6 iraysyvalo, October 25, 2009 at 10:26 p.m.


    You're right. It's because a counter is used in the example to add up slice percentages.

    I don't know on the other hand if there is any way to solve this easily.

  • #7 Anna, June 4, 2010 at 7:20 p.m.

    Hi, the pie chart looks perfect! However, I have one problem, I can't seem to solve. When I input the second chart in file, the slice of the first value is not drawn (i.e. percent and label are there, but the circle line and gray coloring are missing).


  • #8 John Wright, August 18, 2010 at 6:38 p.m.

    Anna, this is caused by the reuse of the counters which have to be reinitialized. I have wrapped up Vollmert's great example into a single macro call along with providing for color specification and auto scaling of input values (they need not be percents). I'll upload that soon. -john

  • #9 Marco , September 30, 2010 at 2:12 p.m.


    Any chance to get this in 3D?? Thanks

  • #10 Izyan, September 18, 2012 at 3:39 a.m.

    Thank you for the coding.... I've tried and it really work.... Thank God!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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