Radial Visualization Shiny Gadgets

The following package creates a RShiny Gadgets for Radial Visualizations.

Star Coordinates

The original Star Coordinates as proposed by Kandogan [1] along with optional axis calibration [3]. As the original approach is based on solely numerical attributes, an extension to hybrid representation can be applied [4].

Other extensions for the approach are implemented. Hints [4] and Orthographic Star Coordinates [2].


An implementation of the traditional RadViz as presented in [5].


You can install the stable version from the main branch:

devtools::install_github(repo = "jmatute/RadialShinyGadgets", ref="main")


See the radial package vignettes for more details or go to my website



This package is free and open source software, licensed under MIT licence


  1. Kandogan, E. (2001, August). Visualizing multi-dimensional clusters, trends, and outliers using star coordinates. In Proceedings of the seventh ACM SIGKDD international conference on Knowledge discovery and data mining (pp. 107-116).

  2. Lehmann, D. J., & Theisel, H. (2013). Orthographic star coordinates. IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, 19(12), 2615-2624.

  3. Rubio-Sánchez, M., & Sanchez, A. (2014). Axis calibration for improving data attribute estimation in star coordinates plots. IEEE transactions on visualization and computer graphics, 20(12), 2013-2022

  4. Matute, J., & Linsen, L. (2020, February). Hinted Star Coordinates for Mixed Data. In Computer Graphics Forum (Vol. 39, No. 1, pp. 117-133).

  5. Sharko, J., Grinstein, G., & Marx, K. A. (2008). Vectorized radviz and its application to multiple cluster datasets. IEEE transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, 14(6), 1444-1427.