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Date:         Fri, 23 Feb 2007 09:36:42 +0100
Reply-To:     Stéphane COLAS <scolas@DATAMETRIC.FR>
Sender:       "SAS(r) Discussion" <SAS-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>
From:         Stéphane COLAS <scolas@DATAMETRIC.FR>
Subject:      Re: Slices in a PIE CHart
Comments: To: David L Cassell <davidlcassell@MSN.COM>
In-Reply-To:  <BAY103-F17D411CAB394F757E166E9B08E0@phx.gbl>
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OK OK OK OK. :)

But I have to do them.

Selon David L Cassell <davidlcassell@MSN.COM>:

> scolas@DATAMETRIC.FR wrote: > >Selon Peter Flom <Flom@ndri.org>: > > > > > I don't know how to do this, but I gotta wonder why anyone would use a > >pie > > > chart..... It's a terrible graphic for almost any purpose.... > > > > > > What is it that you are trying to show or do or demonstrate? > > > > > > Peter > > > > > > >>> Stéphane COLAS <scolas@DATAMETRIC.FR> 2/22/2007 2:53 pm >>> > > > Hi all, > > > > > > I created a pie chart with SLICE=arrow PERCENT=inside VALUE=NONE > >group=year > > > across=2. > > > > > > The slice values are far from the pies so the pies are tiny. > > > > > > How can I put the slice values near of the pies ? > > > > > > > > > > > > less important (but if you have an idea): > > > > > > Is it possible to specify the font of the percent inside the pie with a > > > different height value than the slice font height value ? > > > > > > > > > Cordialement/ > > > Best regards, > > > > > > Stéphane COLAS > > > > >lol > > > >hi peter, > > > >in fact it's an annual publication where I have some economic graphics on > >the > >value added decomposition. It's not bad , the pies are clear. > >The objective is to demonstrate also the power of SAS on graphics. here > >it's not > >fine. The client WAAANNTS SAS graphics while I usually don't use them :/ > > > > > >So where are my dear Graphics gurus ?? > > > > > >Cordialement/ > >Best regards, > > > >Stéphane COLAS > > I have to agree with Peter on this. (Well, I usually agree with Peter, > but I'm agreeing more strongly.) > > Pie charts have a lot of problems as data display tools, and I strongly > urge people not to use them. The exploded pie charts and 3-D pie > charts add additional optical distortions, but pie charts are enough of > a problem by themselves. Take a look at what Ed Tufte has to say > on the subject. > > There are plenty of valid statistical graphic approaches. Bill Cleveland > has written a ton on this. So perhaps you can satisfy the client and > still keep *us* happy. :-) > > David > -- > David L. Cassell > mathematical statistician > Design Pathways > 3115 NW Norwood Pl. > Corvallis OR 97330 > > _________________________________________________________________ > The average US Credit Score is 675. The cost to see yours: $0 by Experian. > http://www.freecreditreport.com/pm/default.aspx?sc=660600&bcd=EMAILFOOTERAVERAGE >


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