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Desktop Browsers Market Share with Plotapi Pie Fight

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Preamble

In [1]:
from plotapi import PieFight
import json

PieFight.set_license("your username", "your license key")

Introduction

In this notebook we're going to use Plotapi Pie Fight to visualise desktop browser market share over time. We"ll use Python, but Plotapi can be used from any programming language.

Dataset

We're going to use data that has been published by multiple sources for different periods, as there is no single data source that covers everything. These are:

  • 1994 - 1995: GVU WWW user survey
  • 1996 - 1998: EWS Web Server at UIUC
  • 1999 - 2001: WebSideStory
  • 2002 - 2008: OneStat.com
  • 2009-2021: StatCounter

The popup text that describes different events was taken from Wikipedia.

Browsers that did not have significant market share have been grouped and labelled as "Others".

In [2]:
with open("desktop_browsers.json", "r") as f:
    data = json.load(f)
    
samples = data['samples']
nodes = data['nodes']
events = data['events']

Visualisation

Let's use Plotapi Pie Fight for this visualisation, you can see more examples in the Gallery.

In [3]:
PieFight(samples, 
         nodes=nodes,
         events=events,
         rotate=30,
         interval=750,
         event_pause=False,
         event_duration=10000,
         format_current_order="0.2f", 
         value_suffix="%",
         autohide_labels=False).show()

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