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Just a note

Dot charts are usually presented with the nominal variable on the y-axis to aid readability and enable the use of longer headings.

Note, although we have arranged the reasons for subsistence hunting in order of their percentage of total, these reasons are a nominal variable - at least they are not ranked in order of some feature intrinsic to themselves. Nor is this a cumulative distribution.

The following code produces much the same sort of result using R.


  • We provided the data as percentages. Unlike pie, this function does not automatically convert counts to proportions as it is often used to display means or medians, rather than frequency distributions.

  • We have rearranged the data to conform with the convention that values are ordered from lowest to highest.