# trilines: Plot lines within a Holmans triangle In kbroman/broman: Karl Broman's R Code

## Description

Plot lines within a Holmans triangle (an equilateral triangle used to depict trinomial distributions).

## Usage

 `1` ```trilines(x, ...) ```

## Arguments

 `x` A matrix with three rows, each column being a trinomial distribution. Lines between these points are plotted. `...` Passed to `graphics::lines()`.

## Details

Plot of an equilateral triangle, in order to depict trinomial distributions. A trinomial distribution (that is, a trio of non-negative numbers that add to 1) is equated to a point in the triangle through the distances to the three sides. This makes use of the fact that for any point in an equilateral triangle, the sum of the distances to the three sides is constant. First use `triplot()` to first plot the equilateral triangle.

## Value

The (x,y) coordinates of the endpoints of the lines plotted.

`triplot()`, `tripoints()`, `triarrow()`, `tritext()`
 ```1 2 3 4 5 6``` ```triplot() x <- cbind(c(0.9, 0.05, 0.05), c(0.8, 0.1, 0.1), c(0.1, 0.9, 0), c(0, 0.9, 0.1)) tripoints(x, lwd=2, col=c("black","blue","red","green"), pch=16) trilines(x, lwd=2, col="orange") y <- cbind(c(0.05, 0.05, 0.9), c(0.25, 0.25, 0.5)) triarrow(y, col="blue", lwd=2, len=0.1) ```