Re: [R] R graphics question: "binary" bar chart

From: Jim Lemon <jim_at_bitwrit.com.au>
Date: Tue, 19 Feb 2008 22:46:43 +1100

Stephan Spat wrote:
> Hello!
>
> I would like to visualize the hospitalization within one year of several
> patients using a bar chart. For each patient the stay in a hospital
> should be illustrated with a dark colour a if there is a stay at home
> between 2 hopital stays, it should be illustrated with a bright colour.
>
> e.g.
>
> P1 |//////| |///| |////////|
> P2 |//////////|
> P3 |//| |////| |///| |//|
> Day1------------Day100---------------------------------Day365
>
>
> legend:
> Px Patient with id x
> |///| Hospital stay (length of bar symbolizes length of stay)
> Place between 2 hospital stays symbolizes stay at home
> (not in hospital)
>
> Are there any package which can do that? If not, how can I implement
> this in R?
Hi Stephan,
This looks very much like a Gantt chart with multiple time slots for each "task" (hospital stay). I've roughly programmed a function to do this, and I'll see if I can finish it off and send you a copy tomorrow.

Jim



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