Re: [R] 3D pie

From: Frank E Harrell Jr <f.harrell_at_vanderbilt.edu>
Date: Thu 20 Apr 2006 - 05:14:14 EST

Rolf Turner wrote:
> Gabor Grothendieck wrote:
>
>

>>Since everyone else wimped out with a tedious you-do-not-want-to-do-that,
>>here is a solution that uses R to control Excel and create a 3d chart.

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> People really ***should not*** be encouraged or abetted in
> wrong-headedness. Excel is terrible. Pie charts are terrible.
> Don't mess with them. Period.
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> cheers,
>
> Rolf Turner
> rolf@math.unb.ca

I second that. Helping people do things known to have major problems with the approaches can actually hurt others in the long run. 2-D pie charts are terrible. That makes 3-D pie charts terrible to the 3/2 power. Excel has serious errors and is not a good model for reproducible research.

-- 
Frank E Harrell Jr   Professor and Chair           School of Medicine
                      Department of Biostatistics   Vanderbilt University

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