Re: [R] [OT] vernacular names for circular diagrams

From: Julian Burgos <jmburgos_at_u.washington.edu>
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2007 12:33:34 -0800

I should say that the name of this chart varies even among Spanish-speaking countries. In Argentina is "diagrama de torta" which is something like "cake-chart".

Julian

ahimsa campos-arceiz wrote:
> Two non-eatable examples from Spain and Japan:
>
> in Spanish we call them "diagrama de sectores" or "gráfico de sectores". As
> you can imagine it means "sectors diagram (or graph)".
>
> in Japanese it is called 円グラフ (en gurafu), which means "circular graph"
>
> a link with its name in other languages:
> http://isi.cbs.nl/glossary/term550.htm
>
> Cheers,
>
> Ahimsa
>
>
>
> On Dec 13, 2007 3:01 AM, R Heberto Ghezzo, Dr <heberto.ghezzo_at_mcgill.ca>
> wrote:
>

>> >From Montreal,
>> Some people here call it the 'pizza diagram'
>> ?some not eatable names?
>> salut
>>
>>
>>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: r-help-bounces_at_r-project.org on behalf of Peter Dalgaard
>> Sent: Wed 12/12/2007 9:33 AM
>> To: Jean lobry
>> Cc: r-help_at_r-project.org
>> Subject: Re: [R] [OT] vernacular names for circular diagrams
>>
>> Jean lobry wrote:
>>> Dear useRs,
>>>
>>> by a circular diagram representation I mean what you will get by
>> entering
>>> this at your R promt:
>>>
>>> pie(1:5)
>>>
>>> Nice to have R as a lingua franca :-)
>>>
>>> The folowing quote is from page 360 in this very interesting paper:
>>>
>>> @article{SpenceI2005,
>>>      title = {No Humble Pie: The Origins and Usage of a Statistical
>> Chart},
>>>      author = {Spence, I.},
>>>      journal = {Journal of Educational and Behavioral Statistics},
>>>      volume = {30},
>>>      pages = {353-368},
>>>      year = {2005}
>>> }
>>>
>>> QUOTE
>>> Like us, the French employ a gastronomical metaphor when
>>> they refer to Playfair's pie chart, but they have preferred
>>> instead to invoke the name of the wonderful round soft
>>> cheese from Normandy - the camembert. When I spent 4 months
>>> in Paris a few years ago, a friend invited my wife and me to
>>> lunch with her elderly father who lives in Rouen, Normandy,
>>> about an hour North of Paris. Her father inquired -
>>> coincidentally during the cheese course - what work I was
>>> doing in Paris; I replied that I was researching the
>>> activities of a Scot, William Playfair, during the
>>> revolutionary period. I told him that Playfair had invented
>>> several statistical graphs, including the pie chart, which I
>>> referred to, in French, as <<le camembert.>> After a stunned
>>> silence of perhaps a couple of seconds, the distinguished
>>> elderly gentleman looked me in the eye and exclaimed, <<Mon
>>> Dieu ! Notre camembert?>>
>>> UNQUOTE
>>>
>>> So, I'm just curious: how do you refer in your own language to
>>> this kind of graphic? How do you call it?
>>>
>>> Best,
>>>
>>> Jean
>>>
>>>
>> <Grin>
>>
>> In Danish it is "Lagkagediagram" as in the layer cakes that are
>> traditional at birthday parties (and thrown at eachother's faces in
>> slapstick comedy).
>>
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