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Posted by on Jan 20, 2014 in Visualisation | 2 comments

Coxcomb Plots and Spiecharts in R

r_spiechart

I am not a great fan of pie charts since they are often used for the sake of it in circumstances where a chart is not needed at all! That said, I am willing to make an exception for “Coxcomb Plots” as pioneered by Florence Nightingale since they increase the data density on the plot and can enable comparisons across variables. ¬†Robin Lovelace¬†has written a neat tutorial on how to create them in R, I think it’s well worth a look. He and I also recently posted this ggplot2 and spatial data tutorial, and we have more on the way!

[iframe src=”http://rpubs.com/RobinLovelace/11641″ width=”100%” height=”1500″]

2 Comments

  1. Sir, Will you please include a sample of the csv file ( I am not able to replicate), Sr.Scientist, IIHR, Bangalore, India

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