[R] regarding 3d Bar Plot

Duncan Murdoch murdoch at stats.uwo.ca
Wed Apr 25 15:45:57 CEST 2007

On 4/25/2007 9:26 AM, hadley wickham wrote:
>> I am restating the problem and thanks you for sending me such a good
>> function histogram in 3d. Thanks for that but i think my problem has been
>> misinterpreted. I just wanted a simple 3d bar Plot. Although I have not
>> written anything for R but i will surely like to contribute to R and if i
>> can assist someone in writing then it would be a great help to me.
>> Problem was :-)
>> I have data in a two dimensional table. each row of the data adds upto 100
>> ( hence they are percentages ).
>> it can be interpreted as like this A - I are the matches and  P - X are
>> the players. Thus Player P scored 20% of the runs during this season in
>> Match C, 60% in Match D and remaining 20% in Match G.
>> I want to plot 3-d bar plot, where X axis have players, Y axis have
>> Matches and Z axis as the percentage(0 - 100%)
>> Please help me in this regards. (Please note on my X and Y axes Numbers
>> are not there instead alphabets)
> I suggest that you don't use a 3d bar chart.  3d bar charts are
> generally hard to interpret for two reasons: large bars will obscure
> small bars behind them, and it is very difficult to judge the true
> length of the bars. I suggest you try creating a series of 2d bar
> charts instead - you are far more likely to be able to interpret them
> easily.

I agree with this.

Duncan Murdoch

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