[R] Spie charts

Jim Lemon drj|m|emon @end|ng |rom gm@||@com
Sun Mar 28 23:28:09 CEST 2021

Hi Ferri,
There are a number of variations on the pie chart. The fan.plot,
radial.pie and starPie functions in the plotrix package are but a few.
There are two really important considerations in using plots like

1) Does the plot illustrate what you want? For example, if you want to
show that more of the A people get COVID than B people, but also that
there are more of them in the population, you could probably do this
with what you are suggesting.

2) Do the viewers get it? This is the most important part. You know
what is happening, but is that information clear to the viewer. Try it
out on unsuspecting co-workers without explanation.

Bert is right, Florence Nightingale's "coxcomb" is an early attempt at
doing this sort of thing.


On Mon, Mar 29, 2021 at 2:59 AM Ferri Leberl <ferri.leberl using gmx.at> wrote:
> Dear ∀,
> Ist there a function to plot "spie charts" in R?
> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/spie_chart
> (These are a combination of pie charts and radial pie charts, where the angle represents one dimension and the radius of the respective sector another dimension)
> Thank you in advance!
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