SPSS Statistics Index > Pie Chart in SPSS

## Pie Chart in SPSS: Overview

IBM SPSS statistics is software specifically designed for statistics, especially in the social sciences. The software is capable of creating a large number of graph types with a large variety of options. Unlike simpler programs like Excel, SPSS gives you a **lot of options** for creating pie charts.

Watch the video to see how to make a pie chart with the chart builder, or read below for how to build a chart using the legacy charts option. If you are new to SPSS, I recommend watching the video.

## Pie Chart in SPSS: Steps

Step 1: **Click “Graphs.” Click “Legacy Dialogs,” then click “Pie.”**

Step 2: **Click a radio button** to tell SPSS what kind of data you have in the data sheet: Summaries for groups of cases, summaries of separate variables or values of individual cases. Click “Define” after you have made your selection.

Step 3: **Choose which variable you want the chart to represent.** Click a variable name in the left window and then click the top arrow to move it into the “Slices Represent” box.

Step 4: **Choose other custom options**, such as splitting the data into rows and columns. You can also use variable names on the graph instead of case numbers. These other options are all optional; You do not have to define them to create a basic pie chart.

Step 5: **Click “OK” **.

**Tip:** To edit a SPSS pie chart, double-click on the graph. A Chart Editor window appears. You can also right-click on the chart, then select “Edit Content” and then select “In separate window”.

**Tip: **Depending on the speed of your computer, SPSS may take a few moments to create the graph. You will see “Running Graph” in the bottom right of the window as SPSS works to create the graph.

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