27.5.5 Bar Of Pie Chart

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Data Requirements

Select exactly one Y column of values (or a range from one column).

Creating the Graph

Select required data.

From the menu, choose Plot > Basic 2D: Bar of Pie.


BarofPie.OTP (installed to the Origin program folder).


A bar of pie plot is also a variation of 2D pie chart just like the pie of pie chart, which has one pie chart and one bar chart connected by two straight lines:

  • The pie chart is the main chart, locates at the left of layer, shows whole component distribution in percentages including the wedge "Other" which is the sum of combined wedges.
  • The bar chart is the child chart, locates at the right of layer, shows the detailed information of the combined wedges of the wedge "Other".

If you have a 2D pie chart, want to plot a bar of pie chart:

  1. Go to the Wedges tab of Plot Details dialog.
  2. Specify how to combine the wedges as the wedge "Other" by setting the Combine Wedges by drop-down list. If you select Percentage or Value for this list, you need enter a value for the Percent/Value <= box. If you select Custom, you can choose the wedges you desired to combine in the Combine column of the Exploding or Combining Wedges table.
  3. Check Show Combined as check box and then select Column from the next drop-down list.
  4. Do customization such as color of the combined wedge, size of the second plot and gap between the plots.


To customize the viewing angle, rotation,radius and center, see The (Plot Details) Pie Geometry tab.

To customize the wedges, such as exploding and combining the wedges, see The (Plot Details) Wedges Tab.

To customize the labels of wedges, see The (Plot Details) Labels tab.