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RE: st: how to graph pie 3d-solid?


From   Grace Jessie <gracejessie@hotmail.com>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   RE: st: how to graph pie 3d-solid?
Date   Sat, 16 Oct 2010 16:42:13 +0000

Maarten,
thank you for your explanation, though I do not quiet understand,especially "...distort the angles...".
The graph is very common,isn't it?
By the way, whether Stata can only draw plane graphs?
Forgive me if any ignorance.
 
Grace
 
 
 
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> Date: Sat, 16 Oct 2010 14:14:16 +0100
> From: maartenbuis@yahoo.co.uk
> Subject: Re: st: how to graph pie 3d-solid?
> To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
>
> --- On Sat, 16/10/10, Grace Jessie wrote:
> > Could anyone tell me how to graph pie 3d-solid in stata,as
> > the website http://jcharts.sourceforge.net/samples/pie3d.html?
>
> The information contained in this graph is encoded in the angles
> between the slices. By giving the illusion of 3D you need to
> distort the angles, thus distorting the very information you
> are trying to display. So it is very good thing that it is not
> possible to create such a graph in Stata.
>
> Hope this helps,
> Maarten
>
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