# R/layout_matrix.R In semptools: Customizing Structural Equation Modelling Plots

#### Documented in layout_matrix

```#'@title Create the layout matrix for semPaths
#'
#'@description Create the layout matrix from a list of coordinates for
#' semPaths.
#'
#'@details The layout argument in [semPlot::semPaths()] accepts a
#' matrix with node labels as the elements, and `NA` for empty cells.
#' This function allows user to create the matrix using a list of
#' coordinates for the node labels.
#'
#'
#'@return A layout matrix for the layout argument of
#'[semPlot::semPaths()].
#'
#'@param ... Each node in the matrix is specified by this form: `name
#' = c(x, y)`. The `name` is the node label, and the vector is the
#' position of the node. The first element is the `x` position, and
#' the second element is the `y` position, measured from the top left
#' corner. The size of the grid is determined automatically. For a
#' grid of n rows and m columns, the top left cell is specified by
#' `c(1, 1)`, and the bottom right cell is specified by `c(n, m)`.
#'
#'@examples
#'# Suppose this is the layout to be created:
#'m0 <- matrix(c("x1", NA, NA, NA,
#'               "x2", "x3", NA, NA,
#'                NA,  "x4", NA, "x5"), byrow = TRUE, 3, 4)
#'# This call will create the same matrix.
#'m1 <- layout_matrix(x1 = c(1, 1),
#'                    x2 = c(2, 1),
#'                    x3 = c(2, 2),
#'                    x4 = c(3, 2),
#'                    x5 = c(3, 4))
#'#The two matrices should be identical.
#'m0 == m1
#'@export

layout_matrix <- function(...) {
layout <- list(...)
xmax <- max(sapply(layout, function(x) x[1]))
ymax <- max(sapply(layout, function(x) x[2]))
out <- matrix(NA, xmax, ymax)
for (i in seq_len(length(layout))) {
j <- layout[[i]]
jname <- names(layout)[i]
out[j[1], j[2]] <- jname
}
out
}
```

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