[R] squared "pie chart" - is there such a thing?
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
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:
> 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
> Is there a package that could do something like that?
> Thanks a lot!
> Dimitri Liakhovitski
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