Converting Multi-component Bar Charts to Pie Chart Overlay
Original Publication Date: 1985-Aug-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-19
Some interactive text processing systems provide a procedure for the operator to graphically depict numerical data in the form of various type charts, i.e. a side-by-side bar chart or a pie chart. The ability of the operator to selectively convert from one type of chart to another without rekeying the data is important from the standpoint of operator efficiency and accuracy. In this improved arrangement the ability of the operator to convert a simple one component bar chart to a pie chart is extended to provide the conversion of multi-component type bar charts to a pie chart type of chart. The multi-component pie chart comprises concentric pie charts having different radii which have been superimposed one on the other.