Re: [R] rotate pie chart

From: Martin Maechler <maechler_at_stat.math.ethz.ch>
Date: Fri 27 May 2005 - 03:14:15 EST

>>>>> "Kati" == Katrin Schweitzer <Katrin.Schweitzer@ims.uni-stuttgart.de> >>>>> on Wed, 25 May 2005 08:25:07 +0200 writes:

>> I think you have to get your hands dirty on this one, but it's not too
>> hard. Here's a function pie90() which is a tiny modification of pie().
>> Does that do the trick?
>>

    Kati> Yes, it works perfectly fine, at least for what I
    Kati> wanted... :) Thanks a lot, to Lars for asking, and
    Kati> to Paul for getting your hands dirty!

    Kati> Kati

    Kati> PS: I know one shouldn't use pie charts at all... :)

yes, indeed, really!

    Kati> but if I do so, is there a reason why they work
    Kati> counter-clockwise in R? Is that convention?  Sorry
    Kati> if its a silly question, my intuition (which might
    Kati> very likely be horrible) just expected them to start
    Kati> at 12 o'clock and fill the pie clockwisely.


you see how very tired I must be at the moment; otherwise I wouldn't spend time for this (a function that shouldn't be used), but anyway I did....

I've worked on Paul's pie90() and on Kati's extra-wish to produce a version of standard pie() that allows Kati and Lars (and whoever) to produce pie()s starting at an arbitrary angle and go clockwise instead of the usual ``mathematically positive'' direction.

Look for this (+ documentation) in a few days "in R-devel". Martin



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