Gauge charts combine a pie chart and a doughnut chart to create a “gauge”. The first chart is a doughnut chart with four slices. The first three slices correspond to the colours of the gauge; the fourth slice, which is half of the doughnut, is made invisible.
A pie chart containing three slices is added. The first and third slice are invisible so that the second slice can act as the needle on the gauge.
The effects are done using the graphical properties of individual data points in a data series.
from openpyxl import Workbook from openpyxl.chart import PieChart, DoughnutChart, Series, Reference from openpyxl.chart.series import DataPoint data = [ ["Donut", "Pie"], [25, 75], [50, 1], [25, 124], , ] # based on http://www.excel-easy.com/examples/gauge-chart.html wb = Workbook() ws = wb.active for row in data: ws.append(row) # First chart is a doughnut chart c1 = DoughnutChart(firstSliceAng=270, holeSize=50) c1.title = "Code coverage" c1.legend = None ref = Reference(ws, min_col=1, min_row=2, max_row=5) s1 = Series(ref, title_from_data=False) slices = [DataPoint(idx=i) for i in range(4)] slices.graphicalProperties.solidFill = "FF3300" # red slices.graphicalProperties.solidFill = "FCF305" # yellow slices.graphicalProperties.solidFill = "1FB714" # green slices.graphicalProperties.noFill = True # invisible s1.data_points = slices c1.series = [s1] # Second chart is a pie chart c2 = PieChart(firstSliceAng=270) c2.legend = None ref = Reference(ws, min_col=2, min_row=2, max_col=2, max_row=4) s2 = Series(ref, title_from_data=False) slices = [DataPoint(idx=i) for i in range(3)] slices.graphicalProperties.noFill = True # invisible slices.graphicalProperties.solidFill = "000000" # black needle slices.graphicalProperties.noFill = True # invisible s2.data_points = slices c2.series = [s2] c1 += c2 # combine charts ws.add_chart(c1, "D1") wb.save("gauge.xlsx")