coord_polar

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Polar coordinates.

The polar coordinate system is most commonly used for pie charts, which are a stacked bar chart in polar coordinates.

Usage
coord_polar(theta = "x", start = 0, direction = 1)
Arguments
theta
variable to map angle to (x or y)
start
offset of starting point from 12 o'clock in radians
direction
1, clockwise; -1, anticlockwise
Aliases
  • coord_polar
Examples
# NOTE: Use these plots with caution - polar coordinates has
# major perceptual problems.  The main point of these examples is
# to demonstrate how these common plots can be described in the
# grammar.  Use with EXTREME caution.

# A coxcomb plot = bar chart + polar coordinates
cxc <- ggplot(mtcars, aes(x = factor(cyl))) +
  geom_bar(width = 1, colour = "black")
cxc + coord_polar()
# A new type of plot?
cxc + coord_polar(theta = "y")

# A pie chart = stacked bar chart + polar coordinates
pie <- ggplot(mtcars, aes(x = factor(1), fill = factor(cyl))) +
 geom_bar(width = 1)
pie + coord_polar(theta = "y")

# The bullseye chart
pie + coord_polar()

# Hadley's favourite pie chart
df <- data.frame(
  variable = c("resembles", "does not resemble"),
  value = c(80, 20)
)
ggplot(df, aes(x = "", y = value, fill = variable)) +
  geom_bar(width = 1, stat = "identity") +
  scale_fill_manual(values = c("red", "yellow")) +
  coord_polar("y", start = pi / 3) +
  labs(title = "Pac man")

# Windrose + doughnut plot
movies$rrating <- cut_interval(movies$rating, length = 1)
movies$budgetq <- cut_number(movies$budget, 4)

doh <- ggplot(movies, aes(x = rrating, fill = budgetq))

# Wind rose
doh + geom_bar(width = 1) + coord_polar()
# Race track plot
doh + geom_bar(width = 0.9, position = "fill") + coord_polar(theta = "y")
Documentation reproduced from package ggplot2, version 0.9.3.1, License: GPL-2

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