I am using ArcGIS 10.2.2 Advanced. I want to produce a map where the value of attributes in each polygon is shown by a representative number of symbols in each polygon. I have used Quantities > Dot Density, but this assigns the dots to randomised locations within the polygon and I want the symbols to be adjacent to each other as in the example picture attached. Preferably, I would like a solution which allows me to change the dot to a vector symbol of choice as well. I have searched through Stack Exchange and online, but haven't found a way to do this. Has anyone else figured out a way of doing this in ArcGIS?
Use a label expression with Python parser. Replace º with whatever character you want to use:
def FindLabel ([X]): s = int([X]) label = ''.join(['º' for i in range(s)]) return label
To get a line break every fifth charachter try:
def FindLabel ( [X] ): s = int([X]) label = ['●' for i in range(s)] i = 5 while i < len(label): label.insert(i, "\r\n") i += 6 return ''.join(label)