[R] polygon angle option perpendicular to axis

Greg Snow 538280 at gmail.com
Thu Apr 28 16:50:10 CEST 2016

Filling polygons with lines is a throwback to the time when the height
of quality graphics was the mechanical pen plotter (a device that used
a pen in a mechanical arm to draw the plot on a piece of paper).
Computing and printing technology has advanced quite a bit from that
day, so you may want to reconsider why you want polygons filled with
lines instead of just a solid color (and I consider white, grey, and
black as colors for this purpose).

On Wed, Apr 27, 2016 at 2:17 PM, Simon, Heather <Simon.Heather at epa.gov> wrote:
> I am trying to use the angle option in polygon to create polygons filled with horizontal and vertical lines.  The polygons I am crating are irregular and it the angle function appears to set the angle of the shading perpendicular to the polygon sides rather than perpendicular to the axes.  Is there any way to set the angle relative to the axes rather than relative to the polygon sides?
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Gregory (Greg) L. Snow Ph.D.
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