# adds 3-segmented arrow between two points.

### Description

Connects two points with 3 segments (default = left-vertical-right) and adds an arrowhead on one of the segments at a certain distance

### Usage

1 2 3 | ```
segmentarrow(from, to, lwd = 2, lty = 1, lcol = "black",
arr.col = lcol, arr.side = 2, arr.pos = 0.5,
path = "LVR", dd = 0.5, ...)
``` |

### Arguments

`from ` |
coordinates (x,y) of point *from* which to draw arrow. |

`to ` |
coordinates (x,y) of point *to* which to draw arrow. |

`lwd ` |
line width. |

`lty ` |
line type. |

`lcol ` |
line color. |

`arr.col ` |
arrow color. |

`arr.side ` |
segment number on which arrowhead is drawn (1,2,3). |

`arr.pos ` |
relative position of arrowhead on segment on which arrowhead is drawn. |

`path ` |
outline of the 3 segments, default: left, vertical, right. |

`dd ` |
length of segment arm, directed away from endpoints. |

`... ` |
arguments passed to function straightarrow. |

### Details

one segmented arrow is drawn between two points '(`from`

, `to`

)'

how the segments are drawn is set with `path`

which can take on the
values:

"LVR": first left then vertical then right.

"RVL": first right then vertical then left.

"UHD": first up then horizontal then down.

"DHU": first down then horizontal then up.

The segment(s) on which the arrow head is drawn is set with `arr.side`

,
which is one or more values in (1, 2, 3).

The position of the arrowhead, on the segment on which it is drawn,
is set with `arr.pos`

, a value between 0(start of segment) and 1
(end of segment)

The type of the arrowhead is set with `arr.type`

which can take
the values:

"simple" : uses comparable

**R**function arrows."triangle": uses filled triangle.

"curved" : draws arrowhead with curved edges.

"circle" : draws circular head.

"ellipse" : draws ellepsoid head

"T" : draws T-shaped (blunt) head

see `Arrowhead`

from package shape for details on
arrow head.

### Value

coordinates (x,y) where arrowhead is drawn

### Author(s)

Karline Soetaert <karline.soetaert@nioz.nl>

### See Also

`straightarrow`

, `bentarrow`

,
`curvedarrow`

,
`selfarrow`

, `treearrow`

, `splitarrow`

,

`arrows`

: the comparable R function,

`Arrows`

: more complicated arrow function from package
shape

try: demo(plotweb)

### Examples

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 | ```
openplotmat(main="segmentarrow")
pos <-cbind(A <- seq(0.2, 0.8, by = 0.2), rev(A))
text(pos, LETTERS[1:4], cex = 2)
segmentarrow(from = pos[1, ] + c(0, 0.05), to = pos[2, ] + c(0, 0.05),
arr.pos = 1, arr.adj = 1, dd = 0.1,
path = "UHD", lcol = "darkred")
segmentarrow(from = pos[2, ] + c(-0.05, 0), to = pos[3, ] + c(-0.05, 0.01),
arr.pos = 1, arr.adj = 1, dd = 0.1,
lcol = "black", arr.type = "triangle")
segmentarrow(from = pos[2, ] + c(0.05, 0), to = pos[3, ] + c(0.05, 0.01),
arr.pos = 0.5, dd = 0.3, path = "RVL", arr.side = 1,
lcol = "lightblue", arr.type = "simple")
segmentarrow(from = pos[3, ] + c(0.05, 0), to = pos[4, ] + c(-0.05, 0.01),
arr.pos = 0.5, dd = 0.05, path = "RVL", lcol = "darkblue",
arr.type = "ellipse")
segmentarrow(from = pos[3, ] + c(0, -0.05), to = pos[4, ] + c(0, 0.05),
arr.pos = 0.5, arr.side = 3, dd = 0.05, path = "DHU",
lcol = "darkgreen")
segmentarrow(from = pos[3,] + c(-0.05, -0.05), to = pos[4, ] + c(0, -0.05),
arr.pos = 0.5, arr.side = 1:3, dd = 0.3, path = "DHU",
lcol = "green")
``` |

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