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I'm trying to create a function that returns a partly filled Disk, based on a percentage. So inputting 1 would give a fully filled disk, while inputting 0.5 would return a Disk with half of if it filled (from 12 'o clock to 6 'o clock). Etc.

So far I've written this:

Graphics[{{EdgeForm[Thick], White, Disk[{0, 0}, 1]}, 
          {Blue, Disk[{0, 0}, 1, {4 Pi/3, Pi/2}]}}]

enter image description here

The function part is not difficult but I can't get the coordinates to work properly. How do I transform a percentage like 0.1 to the correct segment of the Disk? (The {4 Pi/3, Pi/2} of the function).

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@Öskå Yes technically a math issue. 2 Pi * percen. Honestly I would just use degree in this case. – Liam Aug 21 '13 at 8:17
You need Disk[{0, 0}, 1, {Pi/2, Pi/2 +/- n 2 Pi}] but I agree with @Öskå. – Kuba Aug 21 '13 at 8:18
ah, I just found it too :) And removed my comment about it.., meh, no awake yet. But this answer is probably helpful. – Öskå Aug 21 '13 at 8:22
up vote 9 down vote accepted

In my opinion using Rescale is not really necessary here. If you want to change both, the percentage p and the starting point s of the cake the formula for the angle argument of Disk is simply

2Pi*({0, p} + s)

This gives

enter image description here

and the code is simply

percentGauge[p_, start_] := 
 Graphics[{{EdgeForm[Thick], White, Disk[{0, 0}, 1]}, {Blue, 
    Disk[{0, 0}, 1, 2 Pi ({0, p} + start)]}}]
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I'm shocked that {0, p} + start appeared in 5th answer... Finally something without redundant parts :) – Kuba Aug 21 '13 at 11:32

Rescale is useful:

   n_] := {90 Degree, (90 +  Rescale[n, {0, 1},  {0, 360}]) Degree};
    EdgeForm[Thick], White, Disk[{0, 0}, 1]},
   {Blue, Disk[{0, 0}, 1, percentFill[p]]}}], {p, 0, 1, .1}]


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"Partly filled disks based on percentage" == PieChart gives True so

f[s_] := PieChart[{1 - s, s}, SectorOrigin -> π/2]

is what you are looking for.





SectorOrigin set to $ \pi/2 $ to match your requirement for .5 splitting the disk top-bottom rather than left-right (and also to get @Kuba's +1!)

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Add SectorOrigin so it fits OP's needs and you have my +1 :) – Kuba Aug 21 '13 at 10:34

Assuming you are on v9, here's another approach (it's different from what you ask, but maybe somebody else will like that):

myGauge[x_] := 
   AngularGauge[100 x, {0, 100}, 
      ScaleOrigin -> Reverse@{5 \[Pi]/2, \[Pi]/2}, 
      ScaleOrigin -> Top, 
      ScaleDivisions -> 10, 
      GaugeMarkers -> Placed[Automatic, "ScaleRange"], 
      GaugeLabels -> Placed["Value", Center]]

As you can see, I use AngularGauge to solve the issue. I specified some formatting - see the Documentation Center for more options / features (e.g. remove the Reverse to get other orientation).


Manipulate[myGauge[x], {{x, 0.42, "Fraction"}, 0, 1}]


enter image description here

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You can use Degree to have the circle go around part of the whole.

filledDisk[frac_] := Graphics[{{EdgeForm[Thick], White, Disk[{0, 0}, 1]}, 
  {Blue, Disk[{0, 0}, 1, {90 Degree, (90 + frac 360) Degree}]}}]

And if you need percentage you can calculate it like so.

.1 * 360
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Look at the example. It fills from the top... zero degrees is to the right. – C. E. Aug 21 '13 at 8:16
@Anon Well then 90 Degree then – Liam Aug 21 '13 at 8:18
For a full answer I was looking for something like this: filledDisk[frac_] := Graphics[{{EdgeForm[Thick], White, Disk[{0, 0}, 1]}, {Blue, Disk[{0, 0}, 1, {90 Degree, (90 + frac 360) Degree}]}}] and the corresponding function with radians. – C. E. Aug 21 '13 at 8:34
@Anon I amended my answer assuming you don't mind that I use your code. – Liam Aug 21 '13 at 8:36
@Liam I've never seen a clock turning in that way ;-) – Öskå Aug 21 '13 at 8:37

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