check out http://www.r-bloggers.com/polar-histogram-pretty-and-useful/ it produces a circular plot sorta ..
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.
I've used radial.plot() from the plotrix package to make a radial plot, but it would take a lot of tweaking to get it to the circos level...
Oh, are you also this person?
From this question on the Bioconductor mailing list:
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 interactive 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 circular view.
Grab it here: https://github.com/tengfei/VisNAB/
Hopefully in next release of Bioc.
Not much to look at in the github repository, but there are some images in this slide deck.
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.
My five cents: check d3js, which provides lots of beautiful visualization utilities. This kind of plot is called Chord Diagram (e.g. http://strongriley.github.io/d3/ex/chord.html ). Those plots are interactive ones.
this can give you more or less the same plot https://gjabel.wordpress.com/2014/03/28/circular-migration-flow-plots-in-r/