The image you have attached is quite small. Can you isolate/crop in on the circle/bar chart you are referencing and attach it at a larger size?
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Unfortunately, it's not illustrator (cant create a circle line chart like that)
I was hoping someone might suggest a data program or something, I could make it manually of course but there had to have been an easier way.
Basically take a line graph and make it into a circle with the same proportions, ya?
Data programs are just that, data programs. Few of them will create good looking graphics, and even if they do, I highly doubt you'll find one that will make a chart quite that complicated. I'm gonna agree with everyone else that it was most likely done in Illustrator.
It might prove needlessly complicated, but if you wanted to get really exact lengths for the curved lines you could probably make use of the dashed line feature in the stroke palette to control the length of your graph bars.
The graphic in question could be made fairly easily in Illustrator.
Briefly, it would just take using Illy's graphing tools to make a pie chart. Drawing two circles centered over the pie chart (one toward the middle and one further out), then using the blend tool to create the required number of steps in between. Expand the shapes, break up the overlapping images, then rotate the segments around the center point into their respective positions. With a little tweaking, adding some color and the type, you'd have the graphic.
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