posts tagged 'rose'

Nightingale’s roses in ActionScript 3

I’ve long been a sucker for the polar area/coxcomb/rose charts popularized by Florence Nightingale. These multivariate charts can show ordered or unordered categorical data. As noted in an Economist piece on influential information graphics,
As with today’s pie charts, the area of each wedge is proportional to the figure it stands for, but it [...]