[R] 3D pie
Frank E Harrell Jr
f.harrell at vanderbilt.edu
Wed Apr 19 21:14:14 CEST 2006
Rolf Turner wrote:
> Gabor Grothendieck wrote:
>>Since everyone else wimped out with a tedious you-do-not-want-to-do-that,
>>here is a solution that uses R to control Excel and create a 3d chart.
> People really ***should not*** be encouraged or abetted in
> wrong-headedness. Excel is terrible. Pie charts are terrible.
> Don't mess with them. Period.
> Rolf Turner
> rolf at math.unb.ca
I second that. Helping people do things known to have major problems
with the approaches can actually hurt others in the long run. 2-D pie
charts are terrible. That makes 3-D pie charts terrible to the 3/2
power. Excel has serious errors and is not a good model for
Frank E Harrell Jr Professor and Chair School of Medicine
Department of Biostatistics Vanderbilt University
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