[R] Help with 3-d barplot in R

Joshua Wiley jwiley.psych at gmail.com
Mon Jul 25 10:23:04 CEST 2011

On Mon, Jul 25, 2011 at 12:49 AM, ATANU <ata.sonu at gmail.com> wrote:
> i am trying to make 3-d barplots,pie-charts in R,just like Excel. i have used
> rgl , but that does not produce beautiful graphs like excel(i dont need to

"beautiful graphs" and "Excel" really do not belong in the same sentence.

> rotate the graph). can anyone help me to produce graphs,just like excel

3d barplots and piecharts in Excel tend to present trivial amounts of
information, in a difficult-to-perceive-and-accurately-interpret way.
Why replicate subpar functionality already implemented in another

I suggest reading:

•William S. Cleveland. (1993). Visualizing Data. Hobart Press.
ISBN-10: 0963488406 ISBN-13: 978-0963488404


•Edward R. Tufte. (2001). The Visual Display of Quantitative
Information (Second ed.). Graphics Press.
ISBN-10: 0961392142 ISBN-13: 978-0961392147


> thanks in advance
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Joshua Wiley
Ph.D. Student, Health Psychology
University of California, Los Angeles

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