I'm want to include two graphs mentioned below in a document.

Bar Chart Pie Chart

I'm able to draw pie charts using pgf-pie. Is there any package which is capable of generating BAR & PIE Chart both? [Also which is included in default LATEX installation] ?

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    Perhaps you want to try the relevant packages from the »datatool« bundle. Sep 27, 2013 at 16:33
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    Bar charts can be done with pgfplots (take a look at pgfplots). Pie charts are best not done. Sep 27, 2013 at 16:33

2 Answers 2


For bar charts you can use pgfplots With TikZ you can setup some macros so that you can write pie charts like this:

    pie chart,
    slice type={comet}{blu},
    slice type={legno}{rosso},
    slice type={coltello}{giallo},
    slice type={sedia}{viola},
    slice type={caffe}{verde},
    pie values/.style={font={\small}},

    \pie[xshift=2.2cm,values of coltello/.style={pos=1.1}]%
    \pie[xshift=4.4cm,values of caffe/.style={pos=1.1}]%

    \legend[shift={(0cm,-1cm)}]{{Comet (Pordenone)}/comet, {Wood and furniture (Livenza)}/legno, {Knife (Maniago)}/coltello}
    \legend[shift={(3cm,-1cm)}]{{Chair (Manzano)}/sedia, {Coffee (Trieste)}/caffe}



Pie chart example

The macros \pie and \legend and all the keys needed can be defined as follows:



    legend label/.style={font={\scriptsize},anchor=west,align=left},
    legend box/.style={rectangle, draw, minimum size=5pt},
    axis label/.style={anchor=east,font={\tiny}},

\tikzstyle{bar chart}=[
    bar width/.code={
    bar/.style={very thick, draw=white},
    bar label/.style={font={\bf\small},anchor=north},
    bar value/.style={font={\footnotesize}},
    bar width=.75,

\tikzstyle{pie chart}=[
    slice/.style={line cap=round, line join=round, very thick,draw=white},
    pie title/.style={font={\bf}},
    slice type/.style 2 args={
        values of ##1/.style={}


    \node[pie title] at (90:1.3) {#2};
    \foreach \v/\s in{#3}{
        \pgfmathsetmacro{\nextA}{\curA + \deltaA}

        \path[slice,\s] \c
            -- +(\curA:\r)
            arc (\curA:\nextA:\r)
            -- cycle;
        \pgfmathsetmacro{\d}{max((\deltaA * -(.5/50) + 1) , .5)}

        \path \c -- node[pos=\d,pie values,values of \s]{$\v\%$} +(\midA:\r);


        \foreach \n/\s in {#2}
                  ++(0,-10pt) node[\s,legend box] {} +(5pt,0) node[legend label] {\n}

This code needs polishing and is not very general but I am sharing it as I wrote it for a document I helped typeset. If you like it we can work out a better version.

  • Thanks for detail reply. Can you please suggest how to add legend in bar chart mentioned below: \begin{tikzpicture} \begin{axis}[ title=Title, xbar, xmajorgrids = true, bar width=6mm, width=12cm, height=5.5cm, enlarge y limits=0.2, xlabel={\#number}, symbolic y coords={A,B,C,D}, ytick=data, nodes near coords, nodes near coords align={horizontal}, ] \addplot coordinates {(1,A) (7,B) (5,C)(2,D)}; \end{axis} \end{tikzpicture}
    – Pawan Mude
    Sep 27, 2013 at 19:22
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    well, you could use my \legend macro and put it right before the \end{tikzpicture}.
    – Bordaigorl
    Sep 27, 2013 at 21:40
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    By the way this was quick and dirty code I put together some time ago, if anybody has suggestions on how to make it better, I'd be interested to hear them!
    – Bordaigorl
    Sep 27, 2013 at 21:42
  • follow up question: tex.stackexchange.com/questions/157309/… Feb 3, 2014 at 11:49
  • I have a few items with a small percentage, and the labels are overlapping. how can I adjust this? Jun 23, 2014 at 19:12

With PSTricks

    \pswedge[fillstyle=solid,fillcolor=#1,opacity=.5](0,0){4}{!\thecounter}{!\thecounter\space #2 add}%
    \uput{2}[!#2 2 div \thecounter\space add](0,0){#2\%}%


enter image description here

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    To offset the angle, invoke \setcounter{counter}=<offset> before calling the first \data. Sep 27, 2013 at 17:54
  • I meant \setcounter{counter}{<offset>}. Sep 28, 2013 at 10:55

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