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Circular Plot – Options

Use this to set attributes to control the appearance of a circular plot.

Graph title

Lets you enter a title for the graph. The title appears centred at the top of the graph.

Title position

You can position the title by selecting the Centre, Left or Right option.

Title font

This opens the Edit Font dialog that lets you control the font for the title.

Information to be displayed

Controls how the observations are represented on the graph.

Counts Plots counts of the number of observations in each sector
Kernel density Plots estimates of the probability distribution of the data, using a quartic kernel function with bandwidth specified within the Bandwidth field
Lines Plots lines in each direction with lengths proportional to the number of observations in that direction
Mean Plots the mean vector
Rose diagram Plots a “rose” diagram in which the observations in each sector are represented as a triangle with apex at the centre of the circle and area proportional to the number of observations there

Width of sectors (degrees)

Specifies the width of sectors (in degrees) into which to group the angles (when specified as a variate) before plotting.

Centre of sectors (degrees)

Defines the centre (in degrees) of the sectors.


Specifies the bandwidth to use for the kernel density estimate.

Number of grid points for kernel density

Defines the number of grid points for the kernel density estimate.

Edit all fonts as a list

Clicking this opens the Edit All Fonts as a List dialog which allows all the fonts in the graph to be set in one place.

Action buttons

Run Produce the graph.
Cancel Close the dialog without further changes.
Defaults Reset options to their default settings.

Action Icons

Pin Controls whether to keep the dialog open when you click Run. When the pin is down  the dialog will remain open, otherwise when the pin is up  the dialog will close.
Restore Restore names into edit fields and default settings.
Clear Clear all fields and list boxes.
Help Open the Help topic for this dialog.

See also

Updated on January 21, 2022

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