# [R] pie initial angle

Gabor Grothendieck ggrothendieck at gmail.com
Tue May 29 13:05:13 CEST 2007

```Not sure I understand what you want but the clockwise= argument
of pie determines whether the slice is drawn clockwise or counter
clockwise.

>
> Dear all,
>
> I'd like to produce a simple pie chart for a customer (I know it's bad but
> they insist), and I have some difficulties setting the initial angle.
> For example:
>
> pie(c(60, 40), init.angle=14)
>
> and
>
> pie(c(80, 20), init.angle=338)
>
> both present the slices in the same direction, where:
>
> pie(c(60, 40))
> pie(c(80, 20))
>
> present the slices in different directions.
>
> I read everything I could about init.angle argument, I even played with
> various formulas to compute it, but I just can't figure it out.
> How can I preserve the desired *direction* of the slices?
>
>
>
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