This section contains information about Pyramid graphs and contains the following information:

## Conceptual Overview

In reality, a Pyramid graph is a form of Pie graph. Similar to a Pie graph, pyramid graphs effectively show data as a percentage of the whole. Pyramid graphs represent a single data category, with each data item in that category displayed as a section of the pyramid. The size of the section corresponds to that data item's percentage of the sum of all data items in the category. The following example shows exactly how they work.

Pyramid graphs are in the Standard Data Class.

## Possible Uses

Pyramid graphs can be used for the following:

- Comparing data properties against the sum of the properties
- Money distribution

## Creating a Pyramid Graph

To create a Pyramid graph with ITXML, use a command similar to the following.

`<cit:pyramid-graph name="graph" type="pyramid">`

For more information, see About ITXML.

## Formatting Options

The following formatting options are available for Pyramid graphs.

### Cones

You can also display a Pyramid graph as a Cone (a rounded pyramid).

Pyramid Graph |
Cone Graph |

### Gaps

Pyramid graphs support section gaps that put space between each series value.

Regular Pyramid |
Pyramid with Gaps |