Circular barplot

This is the circular barplot section of the gallery, a variation of the well known barplot. Note that even if visually appealing, circular barplot must be used with care since groups do not share the same Y axis. It is very adapted for cyclical data though. Visit for more info.

Step by step

Here is a set of examples leading to a proper circular barplot, step by step. The first most basic circular barchart shows how to use coord_polar() to make the barchart circular. Next examples describe the next steps to get a proper figure: gap between groups, labels and customization.

Circular Stacked Barchart

Now that all the basic concepts of circularity have been described, it is possible to build a highly customized circular stacked barchart.


Related chart types

Spider / Radar
Circular Barplot