[R] Graphical output: dials and meters for a dashboard?

Parker Jones zoubidoo at hotmail.com
Wed Jan 16 14:17:38 CET 2008

> > I'm new to R and am evaluating it to see whether it would be an appropriate tool to create a "dashboard" (a graphical statistical summary page).  Could someone tell me if it is possible to display data as dials or meters. e.g. the four dials here: http://www.pentaho.com/images/snap_dashboard_1.png
> The question would why would you want to?  You are trying to
> understand your data, not driving a race car or aeroplane.  You might
> want to check out the books and writing of Stephen Few
> (http://www.perceptualedge.com) who makes this case powerfully and
> eloquently, and also suggests alternatives that are far more useful.
Thanks for the pointers to Stephen Few's work.  He has some good advice on dashboard design for monitoring real-time processes which is exactly what I'm doing.

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