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I'm trying to generate a phase plot of a sinusoidal voltage at discrete points using the following code:

ListPlot[Table[{5*Sin[n*π/4 + π/3], 5*Cos[n*π/4 + π/3]}, {n, 8}],
         AspectRatio -> 1, AxesLabel -> {"Real", "Imaginary"}, PlotLabel -> "Plot 1d"]

I would also like to make it so there is an arrow that originates at the origin and ends at each point on the plane. Also, I would like to label each point with its corresponding value of n. Is this possible? How can I do it?

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t = Table[{n, 5*Sin[n*π/4 + π/3], 5*Cos[n*π/4 + π/3]}, {n, 8}]; 
ListPlot[t[[All, 2 ;;]], AspectRatio -> 1, AxesLabel -> {"Real", "Imaginary"}, 
         PlotLabel -> "Plot 1d", PlotRangePadding -> 2.8] /. 
         Point@x_ :> ({Arrow[{{0, 0}, #}], Text[Nearest[Thread[N@t[[All, 2 ;;]] -> 
                      t[[All, 1]]], #], 1.2 #]} & /@ x)

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Thanks! That is exactly what I meant by the arrows, but I meant for the data point labels to represent the parametric x values, (0,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8). I apologize. I shouldn't have used x as the parametric variable. – CrawdadMan Jan 17 '14 at 3:22
Thank you so much! Could you please clarify what you did? – CrawdadMan Jan 17 '14 at 5:29
@CrawdadMan sorry, no time today. Perhaps someone else can – Dr. belisarius Jan 17 '14 at 5:30

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