[R] Parliament Seats Graph

Barry Rowlingson b.rowlingson at lancaster.ac.uk
Fri Sep 12 13:18:14 CEST 2014

On Fri, Sep 12, 2014 at 11:25 AM, Jim Lemon <jim at bitwrit.com.au> wrote:

> I can see how you would plot the points going from right to left (the easy
> way), by plotting the next point on the arc with the least increase in
> angle from the last point plotted. If this is the way you have worked out, I
> think all that you have to do is to turn the party affiliation into a factor (if
> it is not already) and plot the points by the sorted numeric value of the
> factor. You will probably want to adjust the levels to some political
> dimensions before doing the sort.

 I'm interested in how you get exactly N seats in M rows that look as
neat as that. My eyes are going funny trying to count the dots in each
arc but there must be some nice algorithm for generating a sequence
that sums to N, has M elements, and has a small variable difference
between the row sizes to constrain the sum...

 Or am I overthinking this?


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