Preparing Data for `radarchart`

The radarchart package expects data to be in a format whereby each row corresponds to an axis on the chart (or a Label) and each column is a set of scores. An example is the built in data set, skills.


In many cases your data will have a column for each axis, and each row is a set of observations. In the skills example we might build up a spreadsheet where each row is a person and each column a skill.


In order to use this data set with radarchart we need to rotate it. This can be done with packages such as tidyr.

skillsByLabel <- gather(skillsByName, key=Label, value=Score, -Name) %>%
                   spread(key=Name, value=Score)

If you don't want to have a dependency on tidyr then you can do the same thing using a few lines of base R code.

skillsByLabel <-[,-1]))
names(skillsByLabel) <- skillsByName$Name
skillsByLabel <- cbind(Label=row.names(skillsByLabel), skillsByLabel)
row.names(skillsByLabel) <- NULL

This rotated data set is now ready for use with radarchart.

chartJSRadar(scores = skillsByLabel, maxScale = 10)

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radarchart documentation built on May 1, 2019, 10:52 p.m.