Issue 75735

Summary: Polar plots
Product: General Reporter: joolsr <julian.robbins>
Component: chartAssignee: AOO issues mailing list <issues>
Status: CLOSED NOT_AN_OOO_ISSUE QA Contact:
Severity: Trivial    
Priority: P3 CC: elish, issues, tony.galmiche.ooo
Version: 3.3.0 or older (OOo)Keywords: needmoreinfo
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Issue Type: FEATURE Latest Confirmation in: ---
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Example of Polar Plots in Gnumeric 1.70, please note newer versions dont work with this
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Showing an antenna pattern plot, ie propagation from main lobe
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Another antenna plot, but showing circularity of the omni antenna none

Description joolsr 2007-03-26 09:54:57 UTC
A Polar plotting function would be a very useful extra graph to have. Excel 2000
doesn't have this, (Gnumeric does), but is very useful in some fields of Science
and Engineering. In fact we previously had to BUY a program to allow us this
extra functionality in Excel. We would much rather we may to do this natively in
OOo.
Comment 1 joolsr 2007-03-26 10:01:42 UTC
Created attachment 43926 [details]
Example of Polar Plots in Gnumeric 1.70, please note newer versions dont work with this
Comment 2 joolsr 2007-03-26 10:04:36 UTC
Please note, the attached polar plot is to act as an example. But because of the
new graphing system used in Gnumeric, that currently any versions newer than
1.70 will not read this file. 1.70 will read it ok.
Comment 3 kla 2007-03-26 10:30:27 UTC
@Iha: pls have a look.
Comment 4 IngridvdM 2007-03-26 17:08:52 UTC
Could you please attach the example as png. Thanks a lot.
Comment 5 joolsr 2007-03-26 17:37:11 UTC
Created attachment 43944 [details]
Showing an antenna pattern plot, ie propagation from main lobe
Comment 6 joolsr 2007-03-26 17:38:38 UTC
Created attachment 43945 [details]
Another antenna plot, but showing circularity of the omni antenna
Comment 7 IngridvdM 2007-03-26 19:06:18 UTC
Thanks :-)
I would like to consider a general approach where the polar plot is not
restricted to angle values from 0 to 360 degress but instead allows a flexible
range of values (like for the x axis in a scatter plot). The idea is to have the
same data structure as for xy charts.
But then the 'angle'-axis label would not necessarily show angles.
How does the data look like in your scenario? And Is it important to you to have 
real angle values displayed on the 'angle'-axis?
Comment 8 joolsr 2007-06-07 10:07:00 UTC
I think the angle axis really does have to show the angle. I've checked with my
colleagues and they dont believe that a polar plot should show anything but 360
degrees in angle. There may be occasions for other users where this is
important, but not for our usage.

I'm not totally sure what you mean about how does your data look like in this
scenario, if you could clarify i'll see if I can help.
Comment 9 IngridvdM 2007-06-07 13:39:16 UTC
I could imagine different input data for the angle:
a) values from 0 to 360
b) values from 0 to 2Pi
c) or for example values from 20 000 to 45 000 where you want to map 20000 to
angle 0 and 45000 to angle 360.
Comment 10 joolsr 2007-06-11 11:22:57 UTC
Yes, your ideas may sense. Perhaps 0 to 360 could be a default, with other
values such as yours as options?
Either way, polar plots would be a very useful addition to OOo. 

Certainly in MS Office 2000, ( i dont know about newer versions), there is no
capability to be able to use Polar Plots.
Comment 11 Edwin Sharp 2014-03-02 15:17:48 UTC
What functionality is missing in existing net charts?
Comment 12 Edwin Sharp 2014-03-15 16:19:32 UTC
No info from author.