How to Make Unit Charts with Icon Images in R
Make the unit chart less abstract with icons that represent the data, or use this in place of a bar chart.
You’ve probably seen the charts where instead of dots, icons represent data points to provide a less abstract representation of the subject material. A lot of the time it’s people silhouettes, which is why there’s a People font.
The font is for the web though. There’s a straightforward way to do this in R. We’ll draw from a previous tutorial on unit charts for organization and grids, so the main task is figuring out how to load and place images on a plot.
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