[R] squared "pie chart" - is there such a thing?
Thomas Levine
thomas.levine at gmail.com
Sun Jul 24 05:14:40 CEST 2011
How about just a stacked bar plot?
barplot(matrix(c(3,5,3),3,1),horiz=T,beside=F)
Tom
On Fri, Jul 22, 2011 at 7:14 AM, Naomi Robbins <nbrgraphs at optonline.net> 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!
>
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> The reaction was very negative; many readers let me know
> that they didn't like them. To create them I just drew a table
> in Word with 10 rows and 10 columns. Then I shaded the
> backgrounds of cells so for your example we would shade
> 50 cells one color, 30 another, and 20 a third color.
>
> Naomi
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