HivePlotData: Hive Plot Data Objects

Description Structure Note Author(s) See Also Examples


In package HiveR, hive plot data sets are stored as an S3 class called HivePlotData, detailed below.


The structure of a HivePlotData object is a list of 6 elements, some of which are data frames, and an attribute, as follows:

element (element) type description
$nodes data frame Data frame of node properties
$id int Node identifier
$lab chr Node label
$axis int Axis to which node is assigned
$radius num Radius (position) of node along the axis
$size num Node size in pixels
$color chr Node color
$edges data frame Data frame of edge properties
$id1 int Starting node id
$id2 int Ending node id
$weight num Width of edge in pixels
$color chr Edge color
$type chr Type of hive. See Note.
$desc chr Description of data
$axis.cols chr Colors for axes
- attr chr "HivePlotData" The S3 class designation.


While $edges$id1 and $edges$id2 are defined as the starting and ending nodes of a particular edge, hive plots as currently implemented are not directed graphs (agnostic might be a better word).

HPD$type indicates the type of hive data: If 2D, then the data is intended to be plotted with hivePlot which is a 2D plot with axes radially oriented, and (hopefully) no edges that cross axes. If 3D, then the data is intended to be plotted with plot3dHive which gives an interactive 3D plot, with axes oriented in 3D.


Bryan A. Hanson, DePauw University. [email protected]

See Also

sumHPD to summarize a HivePlotData object.
chkHPD to verify the integrity of a HivePlotData object.
ranHiveData to generate random HivePlotData objects for testing and demonstration.


test4 <- ranHiveData(nx = 4)

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