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I am running the personal version of Mathematica 9 on a MacBook Air with OS 10.10.5.

When I try to activate PolarAxes->True and/or PolarGridLines -> True, I get pages of error messages. This occurs even when I try to replicate existing working examples from this site, such as:

ListPolarPlot not showing full plot range even with PlotRange -> All

Here is an example of my problem:

The following code creates data for a circle in polar coordinates, and correctly plots it using ListPolarPlot.

dataPoints = 100;
circleData = Table[{counter // N, 0.5}, {counter, 0, 2*Pi, 2*Pi/dataPoints}];
ListPolarPlot[circleData, Joined -> True]

enter image description here

However, when I try to set PolarAxes->True

ListPolarPlot[circleData, Joined -> True, PolarAxes -> True]

I just get error messages.

Wolfram documentation for ListPolarPlot says:

ListPolarPlot has the same options as ListPlot, with the following changes:

PolarAxes->False and PolarGridLines->None

Does that mean I cannot set either of those options to other values? That seems to contradict working examples I have seen on this site.

I can obviously write my own code to mimic what PolarAxes and PolarGridLines do, but I am sure that is not the best solution.

(I can print the error messages if that would be helpful. The relevant terms that I see are DrawPolarAxes and DrawPolarAxesDump. )

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closed as off-topic by m_goldberg, Öskå, Yves Klett, dr.blochwave, user9660 Dec 14 '15 at 8:59

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  • $\begingroup$ It works correctly here, as it did for belisarius. The statement listing PolarAxes -> False and PolarGridLines -> None is just giving the default values of those options, not stating that other possibilities are not allowed. Are you using 9.0.0 or 9.0.1? It could be a bug in the former. $\endgroup$ – Oleksandr R. Dec 14 '15 at 2:14
  • $\begingroup$ This answer also shows that PolarAxes -> True works in ListPolarPlot. $\endgroup$ – m_goldberg Dec 14 '15 at 6:28
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    $\begingroup$ I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because the problem the user is experiencing can not be reproduced by others. $\endgroup$ – m_goldberg Dec 14 '15 at 6:29
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This is what I get on V9. I suspect a bug or a problem with your local installation. Let's see what other people get.

Mathematica graphics

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  • $\begingroup$ I get the same with V 10.0 $\endgroup$ – eldo Dec 13 '15 at 23:33

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