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Radial Plots and Smooth Density Plots

  1. Jul 22, 2011 #1
    Hello,

    I am interested in making plots similar to those attached (I have my own date :P). Any recommendations on what software to use? I suppose there are two things I would like it to do (although either one alone would be nice):

    1. Create nice radial/polar diagrams with the angles and distances marked nicely.
    2. Create a smooth (colored?) density profile, extrapolating from a relatively small finite sample.

    I frequently use gnuplot, but I cannot find any way of doing anything like this. Also I tried using matplotlib (python stuff) but, similarly, there is no easy/apparent way of doing it :(

    Thanks!
     

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    Last edited: Jul 22, 2011
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