I was wondering whether anyone has come across examples of folks using CODAP to make visualizations that represent parts of a whole — not necessarily just pie charts, but including pie charts? I’m thinking about how the maps function color-codes bounded objects in a gradient. Could that be done with another type of image/shapefile other than a map, and if so, how might we do that?
Thanks so much for any information you might have!
I’m not sure I understand your question, but, if you haven’t already, check out CODAP’s bar charts as shown in the accompanying screen shot. They aren’t colored by a gradient, but they do show two different ways to think about part and whole.
The second screen shot shows that you can use a gradient to color bars (and points). But I was disappointed that the result is not smoothly uniform from light to dark.
Does that get anywhere close to what you were thinking about?