Re: [R] Male and female symbols?

From: Ted Harding <Ted.Harding_at_nessie.mcc.ac.uk>
Date: Mon 24 Oct 2005 - 19:58:48 EST


On 24-Oct-05 Barry Rowlingson wrote:
> (Ted Harding) wrote:
>

>> For example -- though I'm not seriously saying I need this --
>> in a population study of faxes and rabbits surveyed over several
>> years, one might wish to plot the Rabbit population using tiny
>> rabbits as points, and foxes' heads for the Fox population.

>
> I cant help thinking now of the graphic shown on the 'Brass Eye'
> comedy show on Animal Cruelty. Cue totally over-the-top 3d zooming
> barchart with mad lighting effects, and voice-over:
>
> 'If you plot "number of animals abused" against "what makes people
> cruel" versus "intelligence of either party", the pattern is so
> unreadable you might as well draw in a chain of fox heads on sticks.
> And if you do that, an interesting thing happens: the word "cruel"
> starts flashing.'
>
> But seriously: you could load in an image with the pixmap package and
> plot with that:
>
> library(pixmap)
> x <- read.pnm(system.file("pictures/logo.ppm", package="pixmap")[1])
> plot(1:10,type='n')
> for(i in 1:10){addlogo(x,px=c(i-.2,i+.2),py=c(i-.2,i+.2))}
>
> From there to a chain of fox heads on sticks is a small step.
>
> Baz

Baz, We know what your day job is. But what's the other one, I begin to wonder?

Cheers,
Ted.



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Date: 24-Oct-05                                       Time: 10:52:33
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