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Polar Charts in R

How to create a polar chart in R. Three examples of polar line, polar scatter, and polar area chart.

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library(plotly)
packageVersion('plotly')
## [1] '4.5.2'

Polar Scatter Chart

library(plotly)
p <- plot_ly(
  plotly::mic, r = ~r, t = ~t, color = ~nms, alpha = 0.5, type = "scatter"
)
layout(p, title = "Mic Patterns", orientation = -90)
p <- plot_ly(
  plotly::hobbs, r = ~r, t = ~t, color = ~nms, alpha = 0.5, type = "scatter"
)
layout(p, title = "Hobbs-Pearson Trials", plot_bgcolor = toRGB("grey90"))

Polar Area Chart

p <- plot_ly(plotly::wind, r = ~r, t = ~t) %>% add_area(color = ~nms)
layout(p, radialaxis = list(ticksuffix = "%"), orientation = 270)

Reference

See https://plot.ly/python/reference/#area for more information and chart attribute options!

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