polar.plot: Plot values on a circular grid of 0 to 360 degrees

Description Usage Arguments Value Author(s) See Also Examples

View source: R/radial.plot.R

Description

polar.plot displays a plot of radial lines, symbols or a polygon centered at the midpoint of the plot frame on a 0:360 circle. Positions are interpreted as beginning at the right and moving counterclockwise unless start specifies another starting point or clockwise is TRUE.

If add=TRUE is passed as one of the additional arguments, the values will be added to the current plot. If a radial.lim argument was passed on the initial plot, it must be passed again to add values or the values will be displayed incorrectly.

Usage

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 polar.plot(lengths,polar.pos=NULL,labels,label.pos=NULL,
  start=0,clockwise=FALSE,rp.type="r",...)

Arguments

lengths

numeric data vector. Magnitudes will be represented as the radial positions of symbols, line ends or polygon vertices.

polar.pos

numeric vector of positions on a 0:360 degree circle. These will be converted to radians when passed to radial.plot.

labels

text labels to place on the periphery of the circle. This defaults to labels every 20 degrees. For no labels, pass an empty string.

label.pos

positions of the peripheral labels in degrees

start

The position for zero degrees on the plot in degrees.

clockwise

Whether to increase angles clockwise rather than the default counterclockwise.

rp.type

Whether to plot radial lines, symbols or a polygon.

...

additional arguments passed to radial.plot and then to plot.

Value

A list of the parameters altered by radial.plot.

Author(s)

Jim Lemon

See Also

radial.plot

Examples

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 testlen<-c(rnorm(36)*2+5)
 testpos<-seq(0,350,by=10)
 polar.plot(testlen,testpos,main="Test Polar Plot",lwd=3,line.col=4)
 oldpar<-polar.plot(testlen,testpos,main="Test Clockwise Polar Plot",
  radial.lim=c(0,15),start=90,clockwise=TRUE,lwd=3,line.col=4)
 # reset everything
 par(oldpar)

Example output



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