Checkout OmicCIrcos at R/Bioconductor. Vignette R script provides several good examples of drawing circular plots with couple of functionalities of popular Circos software, e.g., histogram, links and ribbons, heatmap, scatterplots.
On Tue, Mar 8, 2011 at 2:50 PM,
Michael Lawrence <lawrence.michael at="" gene.com=""> wrote:
You can check out Tengfei's visnab package. It's a package for
plotting of genomic data. It depends on the R/Qt infrastructure, and only
really works on Linux and Mac right now. But it does have a nice looking
Thumbs up for Circlize, it was re-publised just recently (2014-09-01, see http://cran.r-project.org/web/packages/circlize/index.html ). After almost a week of unsuccessful attempts to run standalone Circos for representation of tabular data, I'm really satisfied by this package, which took me less than an hour to make it running. Moreover it is easy to generate a PDF output with vector graphics. So I recommend everyone more-or-less familiar with R to switch to it. The manual for this tool is also very helpful.