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How can I rotate the axis for a polar plot?

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dhhtr
dhhtr on 7 Apr 2015
Commented: mahmoud deghedy on 23 Dec 2020
Hi,
Would anyone know how to adjust (rotate) the polar plot function such that the vertical axis starts at 0 degrees - as opposed to 90?
theta=0:0.1:2*pi;
e=cos(theta);
polar(theta,e);
Kind regards,

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Geoff Hayes
Geoff Hayes on 7 Apr 2015
See the answer at http://www.mathworks.com/matlabcentral/answers/93690-how-do-i-rotate-or-flip-a-polar-plot which changes the viewpoint specification using view. For your case, you would want to call (after the polar plot has been created)
view([90 -90])

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Steve Snarski
Steve Snarski on 25 Sep 2019
Use axes properties. To rotate theta = 0 from right side [default] to bottom use following:
set(gca,'ThetaZeroLocation','bottom')

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