geom_hilbert_outline: Hilbert curve outline

View source: R/geom-hilbert-outline.R

geom_hilbert_outlineR Documentation

Hilbert curve outline


Computes and draws the outline of the Hilbert curve used to map IP data to the Cartesian plane. By superimposing this outline on top of a ggip plot, it guides the eye to regions that are close in IP address space.


  mapping = NULL,
  data = NULL,
  na.rm = FALSE,
  show.legend = NA,
  inherit.aes = TRUE



Set of aesthetic mappings created by aes(). If specified and inherit.aes = TRUE (the default), it is combined with the default mapping at the top level of the plot. You must supply mapping if there is no plot mapping.


The data to be displayed in this layer. There are three options:

If NULL, the default, the data is inherited from the plot data as specified in the call to ggplot().

A data.frame, or other object, will override the plot data. All objects will be fortified to produce a data frame. See fortify() for which variables will be created.

A function will be called with a single argument, the plot data. The return value must be a data.frame, and will be used as the layer data. A function can be created from a formula (e.g. ~ head(.x, 10)).


Other arguments passed on to layer(). These are often aesthetics, used to set an aesthetic to a fixed value, like colour = "red" or size = 3. They may also be parameters to the paired geom/stat.


If FALSE, the default, missing values are removed with a warning. If TRUE, missing values are silently removed.


logical. Should this layer be included in the legends? NA, the default, includes if any aesthetics are mapped. FALSE never includes, and TRUE always includes. It can also be a named logical vector to finely select the aesthetics to display.


If FALSE, overrides the default aesthetics, rather than combining with them. This is most useful for helper functions that define both data and aesthetics and shouldn't inherit behaviour from the default plot specification, e.g. borders().


geom_curve_outline() understands the following aesthetics:

  • ip: An ip_network column. By default, the entire Hilbert curve is shown.

  • curve_order: How nested is the curve? (default: 3).

  • closed: Should the curve outline have closed ends? (default: FALSE).

  • alpha

  • colour

  • linetype

  • linewidth

Computed variables

x, y

The start coordinates for the segment

xend, yend

The end coordinates for the segment


p <- ggplot() + coord_ip() + theme_ip_light()

# default shows curve across entire canvas
p + geom_hilbert_outline()

# only show subnetwork
p + geom_hilbert_outline(ip = ip_network(""))

# increased nesting
p + geom_hilbert_outline(curve_order = 4)

# show multiple networks
df <- data.frame(
  ip = ip_network(c("", "")),
  curve_order = c(4, 5),
  closed = c(FALSE, TRUE)
p + geom_hilbert_outline(
  aes(ip = ip, curve_order = curve_order, closed = closed),
  data = df

ggip documentation built on Nov. 10, 2022, 5:08 p.m.