color: Color telemetry objects by time

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Color telemetry objects by time

Description

These functions facilitate the coloring of tracks by annotating tracking data with time/location specific information and computing color arguments for plot.

Usage

annotate(object,by="all",cores=1,...)

color(object,by="time",col.fn=NULL,alpha=1,dt=NULL,cores=1,...)

Arguments

object

A telemetry object or list of objects. color can also take ctmm and UD objects.

by

What to annotate or color times by. Options include "individual", "time", "sun", "moon", "season", and "tropic" (see Details below). ctmm and UD objects can only be colored by "individual".

col.fn

Optional coloring function that can take a [0,1] interval and alpha channel argument.

alpha

Base alpha channel value.

dt

Sampling interval specification for making oversampled times more transparent. If NULL, the median will be used. Disabled if zero.

cores

Number of annotations or overlap calculations to peform in parallel. cores=0 will use all cores, while cores<0 will reserve abs(cores).

...

Additional arguments.

Details

Annotated telemetry objects are required for color by arguments "sun", "moon", "season", or "tropic".

by="time" colors tracking data with a gradient that increases in time. by="sun" colors according to the sine of the sun's altitude, which is proportional to solar flux during daylight hours. by="moon" colors according to the illuminated fraction of the moon. by="season" colors according to the length of the day, and therefore corresponds to the local season. by="tropic" currently colors according to the calender day, but will eventually be upgraded to tropical-year cycle.

by="individual" assigns colors to minimize the maximum combined spatial and color overlap. Finding the best color assignment is an NP-hard problem that is here approximated in O(N^3) time with a custom greedy algorithm.

Other named columns in the telemetry object can also be used with color, by specifying the column name with by.

Value

annotate returns an annotated telemetry object with extra columns to facilitate coloring. color returns a valid col argument for {plot.telemetry}.

Author(s)

C. H. Fleming.

See Also

plot.telemetry

Examples

# Load package and data
library(ctmm)
data(buffalo)

# assign distinct colors to buffalo
COL <- color(buffalo,by='individual')
# Notice the separation into RGB and CMY for maximum contrast
plot(buffalo,col=COL)

# annotate buffalo with sunlight data and compute colors
buffalo <- annotate(buffalo,cores=2) # CRAN policy limits to 2 cores
COL <- color(buffalo,by='sun')

# use North-preserving projection and plot
projection(buffalo) <- median(buffalo)
plot(buffalo,col=COL)

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