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Creating a Rose Chart in R

Neil Saunders takes a look at a classic chart:

I first heard Florence Nightingale and her Geeks Declare War on Death, an episode of the Cautionary Tales podcast, premiered as a special episode of 99% Invisible. It discusses Nightingale’s work as a statistician and in particular, her visualisation of mortality causes in the Crimean War using the famous “rose chart”, or polar area diagram.

I’m sure you’re thinking: how can I explore that using R? 

Read on to find out.