# Failing to reorder factors

Hi,

I´m having trouble to stop the alphabetical reorder that `R` does with a variable.

This is an example of my `df`:

``````dist.direcc <- data.frame(Nivel =c(80,80,80,80,80,80,80,80,
80,80,80,80,80,80,80,80,
77,77,77,77,77,77,77,77,
77,77,77,77,77,77,77,77,77),
sectores=c("E","ENE","ESE","N","NE",
"NNE","NNW","NW","S","SE",
"SSE","SSW","SW","W","WNW",
"WSW","E","ENE","ESE","N",
"NE","NNE","NNW","NW","S",
"SE","SSE","SSW","SW","W","WNW","WSW","WSW"),
V=c(2.715,2.862,2.119,3.094,2.893,4.211,
3.230,2.722,7.157,2.654,4.741,5.781,
4.372,2.801,2.448,3.781,2.742,2.816,
2.068,2.919,2.720,3.657,3.177,2.702,
6.975,2.603,4.617,5.642,4.294,2.772,2.420,3.729,3.729))
``````

I´m trying to get a radar plot where the variable `sectores` has cardinal directions and those are the labels of the plot.

I create the vector `dir.fct` to get the levels in the order I want.

``````dir.fct <- c("N","NNE","NE","ENE","E","ESE","SE","SSE","S",
"SSW","SW","WSW","W","WNW","NW","NNW")
``````

For the radar plot I used the package `radarchart` and my code goes like this. I `mutate` the variable `sectores` as a factor with the `levels` from the vector `dir.fct`.

``````dist.direcc %>%
mutate(sectores=factor(sectores, levels = dir.fct)) %>%
pivot_wider(names_from = Nivel,values_from = V) %>%
``````

The plot that I get is this one.

If you can see, the labels are in alphabetical order but the variable `sectores` is supposed to be cardinal directions so N goes for North, NNE goes for North-NorthEast and so on. The plot should start with the N at the top.

I tried with forcats but I´m not sure how it works, I get the same or I move the N to the top but the values from `V` where in the same position.

``````dist.direcc %>%
mutate(sectores=factor(sectores, levels = dir.fct)) %>%
pivot_wider(names_from = Nivel,values_from = V) %>%
mutate(sectores=fct_reorder(sectores,`80`)) %>%
``````

The labels should be like in this example.

And this is the same problem If I want to show the values as a table, the variable `sectores` is in alphabetical order.

I think you need to arrange by the 'sectores' column. This worked for me:

``````dist.direcc %>%
mutate(sectores=factor(sectores, levels = dir.fct)) %>%
arrange(sectores) %>%
pivot_wider(names_from = Nivel,values_from = V) %>%