Tool: iStack: an R solution for plotting stacked bars using custom icons
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10 weeks ago by
brettgao2018160
brettgao2018160 wrote:

At a recent conference, a colleague of mine presented a summary plot of her patient cohort in the form of stacked people icons, and it was wildly popular among the audience. Many asked how they can make such plot, but unfortunately it was made manually using powerpoint. Therefore we figured out a R solution to programmatically make this type of colored stack bar with any image icons on the internet:

iStack

Some examples:

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/d/d8/Person_icon_BLACK-01.svg enter image description here https://svgsilh.com/svg/295375.svg enter image description here

The function builds upon ggimage and is almost an automatic solution, with one remaining problem that one has to manually adjust the aspect ratio and icon size for the plot to look nice. Any suggestions on how to automate this step would be greatly appreciated.

Let us know what you stack!

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ADD COMMENTlink modified 10 weeks ago • written 10 weeks ago by brettgao2018160
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+1 for using gains as an example!

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