[R] spider / radar plot

Martin Maechler maechler at stat.math.ethz.ch
Sat Nov 10 11:34:02 CET 2001

>>>>> "Mathias" == Mathias Picker <Mathias.Picker at virtual-earth.de> writes:

    Mathias> Hmmmm, not quite statistics,

yes, graphics *do* belong to statistics;  
Statistics is more than Math.Stats!

    Mathias> but can R do spider plot like shown in

    Mathias> http://seamonkey.ed.asu.edu/~behrens/asu/msms/student/recent_vis/spider.html

    Mathias> or

    Mathias> http://www.caesarsystems.com/Technica/spiderPlots.htm

Almost, using the stars() function, and its `locations' argument.
Probably I should add a version of this to the example(stars):

stars(mtcars[, 1:7], locations = cbind(0,rep(0,32)), radius=FALSE,
      key.loc=c(0,0), main="Motor Trend Cars")

    Mathias> Thanks for any hints, Mathias

you're welcome!

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