[R] How to make the cell background of a table informative?

Uwe Ligges ligges at statistik.tu-dortmund.de
Mon Dec 3 11:44:31 CET 2012

On 03.12.2012 04:41, dweeb wrote:
> I wish to create a table in which the foreground is a number (abundance) but
> the background is a visual representation of a ratio (shallow:deep).  In
> other words, the background of each cell of the table would be two colours
> or patterns set in a similar fashion to a stacked bar in a bar graph based
> on a secondary parameter/vector.
> The table will be extensive (15 by 30) and so I don't want to have to enter
> the values for each cell manually, but rather refer to a variable.  I have
> seen how to create single color backgrounds, and backgrounds of a color that
> represents a category, but not a ratio.
> Possible?

You can draw, e.g. two filled polygons of appropriate sizes in the 
background before adding the foreground.

Uwe Ligges

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