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Polar Plot of Data

  • To: mathgroup at yoda.physics.unc.edu
  • Subject: Polar Plot of Data
  • From: rlove at raptor.rmnug.org (Robert B. Love )
  • Date: Sat, 10 Apr 93 17:28:04 -0600

What do people use to plot polar data?  I see PolarPlot but it  
requires a function of r.  I see PolarListPlot but it assumes equal  
angles.  What I have is a list of azimuth and elevation of the Sun's  
postion at my longitude and latitude for each hour.  How can I plot  
these data points on a polar plot?  The data is generated in  
Mathematica so I would like to plot it in MMA.

One confusing detail--the 90 degree mark should be at the center of  
the graph and 0 on the outer edge.  This reflects the sun's motion  
and how we label the elevation.

Thanks for all help.

--Bob Love





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