[R] squared "pie chart" - is there such a thing?

Sarah Goslee sarah.goslee at gmail.com
Thu Jul 21 17:33:39 CEST 2011

It's more complex than what you describe, but what about a
mosaic plot?

They're very useful, and much better than pie charts because they don't
rely on the visual estimation of angles, something people aren't very good


On Thu, Jul 21, 2011 at 11:29 AM, Dimitri Liakhovitski
<dimitri.liakhovitski at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hello!
> It's a shoot in the dark, but I'll try. If one has a total of 100
> (e.g., %), and three components of the total, e.g.,
> mytotal=data.frame(x=50,y=30,z=20), - one could build a pie chart with
> 3 sectors representing x, y, and z according to their proportions in
> the total.
> I am wondering if it's possible to build something very similar, but
> not on a circle but in a square - such that the total area of the
> square is the sum of the components and the components (x, y, and z)
> are represented on a square as shapes with right angles (squares,
> rectangles, L-shapes, etc.). I realize there are many possible
> positions and shapes - even for 3 components. But I don't really care
> where components are located within the square - as long as they are
> there.
> Is there a package that could do something like that?
> Thanks a lot!
> --
> Dimitri Liakhovitski
> marketfusionanalytics.com

Sarah Goslee

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