Doughnut chart in R with googleVis

The guys at Google continue to update and enhance the Chart Tools API. One new recent feature is a pie chart with a hole, or as some call them: donut charts.

Thankfully the new functionality is being achieved through new options for the existing pie chart, which means that those new features are available in R via googleVis as well, without the need of writing new code.

Doughnut chart example

With the German election coming up soon, here is the composition of the current parliament.

Session Info

R version 3.0.1 (2013-05-16)
Platform: x86_64-apple-darwin10.8.0 (64-bit)

[1] en_GB.UTF-8/en_GB.UTF-8/en_GB.UTF-8/C/en_GB.UTF-8/en_GB.UTF-8

attached base packages:
[1] stats     graphics  grDevices utils     datasets  methods  
[7] base     

other attached packages:
[1] googleVis_0.4.5

loaded via a namespace (and not attached):
[1] RJSONIO_1.0-3 tools_3.0.1 


For attribution, please cite this work as:

Markus Gesmann (Sep 03, 2013) Doughnut chart in R with googleVis. Retrieved from

BibTeX citation:

@misc{ 2013-doughnut-chart-in-r-with-googlevis,
 author = { Markus Gesmann },
 title = { Doughnut chart in R with googleVis },
 url = { },
 year = { 2013 }
 updated = { Sep 03, 2013 }