rviewgraph-package: Animated Graph Layout Viewer

Description Details

Description

rviewgraph provides an R interface to Alun Thomas's 'ViewGraph' Java graph viewing program.

Details

Package: rviewgraph
Type: Package
Version: 1.2
Date: 2012-03-30
License: GPL-2
LazyLoad: yes

This package provides an R interface to Alun Thomas's 'ViewGraph' Java graph viewing program. It takes a graph specified as an incidence matrix, array of edges, or in igraph format and runs a graphical user interface that shows an animation of a force directed algorithm positioning the vertices in two dimensions. It works well for graphs of various structure of up to a few thousand vertices. It's not fazed by graphs that comprise several components. The coordinates can be read as an igraph style layout matrix at any time. The user can mess with the layout using a mouse, preferably one with 3 buttons, and some keyed commands.

The only function that the user needs to know about in this package is rViewGraph(). It launches the GUI by delegating to specific functions depending on the class of the arguments.

The Java program 'ViewGraph' is contained in Alun Thomas's 'JPSGCS' collection of java programs for statistical genetics and computational statistics. The homepage for 'JPSGCS' is <http://www-genepi.med.utah.edu/~alun/software/index.html>. The documentation page for 'ViewGraph' is at <http://www-genepi.med.utah.edu/~alun/software/docs/ViewGraph.html>.


rviewgraph documentation built on May 2, 2019, 1:10 p.m.