rCharts goes Polar

October 8, 2013

(This article was first published on Timely Portfolio, and kindly contributed to R-bloggers)

The new micropolar library from Chris Viau, author of

  gives us reusable charts with polar coordinates for d3.js.  In testament to rCharts design, Ramnath Vaidyanathan integrated micropolar with rCharts in less than 30 minutes.  I don’t use polar coordinates much, so I wrote this quick little comparison of Cartesian and Polar systems using simulated money manager returns to get me up to speed.


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