plot.colourmap

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Plot a Colour Map

Displays a colour map as a colour ribbon

Keywords
hplot, color, spatial
Usage
# S3 method for colourmap
plot(x, ...,
       main, xlim = NULL, ylim = NULL, vertical = FALSE, axis = TRUE,
       labelmap=NULL, gap=0.25, add=FALSE)
Arguments
x

Colour map to be plotted. An object of class "colourmap".

Graphical arguments passed to image.default or axis.

main

Main title for plot. A character string.

xlim

Optional range of x values for the location of the colour ribbon.

ylim

Optional range of y values for the location of the colour ribbon.

vertical

Logical flag determining whether the colour ribbon is plotted as a horizontal strip (FALSE) or a vertical strip (TRUE).

axis

Logical flag determining whether an axis should be plotted showing the numerical values that are mapped to the colours.

labelmap

Function. If this is present, then the labels on the plot, which indicate the input values corresponding to particular colours, will be transformed by labelmap before being displayed on the plot. Typically used to simplify or shorten the labels on the plot.

gap

Distance between separate blocks of colour, as a fraction of the width of one block, if the colourmap is discrete.

add

Logical value indicating whether to add the colourmap to the existing plot (add=TRUE), or to start a new plot (add=FALSE, the default).

Details

This is the plot method for the class "colourmap". An object of this class (created by the function colourmap) represents a colour map or colour lookup table associating colours with each data value.

The command plot.colourmap displays the colour map as a colour ribbon or as a colour legend (a sequence of blocks of colour). This plot can be useful on its own to inspect the colour map.

If the domain of the colourmap is an interval of real numbers, the colourmap is displayed as a continuous ribbon of colour. If the domain of the colourmap is a finite set of inputs, the colours are displayed as separate blocks of colour. The separation between blocks is equal to gap times the width of one block.

To annotate an existing plot with an explanatory colour ribbon or colour legend, specify add=TRUE and use the arguments xlim and/or ylim to control the physical position of the ribbon on the plot.

Labels explaining the colour map are drawn by axis and can be modified by specifying arguments that will be passed to this function.

Value

None.

See Also

colourmap

Aliases
  • plot.colourmap
Examples
# NOT RUN {
  co <- colourmap(rainbow(100), breaks=seq(-1,1,length=101))
  plot(co)
  plot(co, col.ticks="pink")
  ca <- colourmap(rainbow(8), inputs=letters[1:8])
  plot(ca, vertical=TRUE)
# }
Documentation reproduced from package spatstat, version 1.55-1, License: GPL (>= 2)

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