Call Rose Plot from Function, Customize Axes Etc.?
Sat, 12/09/2017 - 05:07 pm
More details on the actual problem in case someone has a better idea for the data display or needs/wants the context: I have crater data for about two million craters on the moon, and I want to illustrate ellipticity trends (ellipticity = major/minor axis). The dimensions of the data are: latitude, longitude, diameter from a circle fit, ellipticity, and tilt angle (ellipse major axis angle relative to east-west). The way I think these data could be displayed is to first do a simple binning of the lunar surface, such as 30°x30° bins, such that there would be 72 different plots. Then, within each region, separate the data into diameter ranges, such as 10-20km, 20-40km, 40-80km (crater data tend to follow a power-law in number per diameter). Within each bin, within each diameter range, create a rose plot, where angle is ellipse tilt angle, and speed is ellipticity. In this example, there would be 72 regions of the moon, and 3 plots per region (the three diameter ranges). Hence, 216 rose plots that I'd otherwise need to create and adjust manually and copy and paste into Illustrator and arrange manually.