Re: [R] Graphical output: dials and meters for a dashboard?

From: hadley wickham <h.wickham_at_gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 15 Jan 2008 12:41:15 -0600

> I'm new to R and am evaluating it to see whether it would be an appropriate tool to create a "dashboard" (a graphical statistical summary page). Could someone tell me if it is possible to display data as dials or meters. e.g. the four dials here: http://www.pentaho.com/images/snap_dashboard_1.png

The question would why would you want to? You are trying to understand your data, not driving a race car or aeroplane. You might want to check out the books and writing of Stephen Few (http://www.perceptualedge.com) who makes this case powerfully and eloquently, and also suggests alternatives that are far more useful.

Hadley

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