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Text, Arrow or Scale Bar in a Diagram

Create spatial objects that represent a text string, an arrow, or a yardstick (scale bar).

Keywords
hplot, spatial
Usage
textstring(x, y, txt = NULL, …)

onearrow(x0, y0, x1, y1, txt = NULL, …)

yardstick(x0, y0, x1, y1, txt = NULL, …)

Arguments
x,y

Coordinates where the text should be placed.

x0,y0,x1,y1

Spatial coordinates of both ends of the arrow or yardstick. Alternatively x0 can be a point pattern (class "ppp") containing exactly two points, or a line segment pattern (class "psp") consisting of exactly one line segment.

txt

The text to be displayed beside the line segment. Either a character string or an expression.

Additional named arguments for plotting the object.

Details

These commands create objects that represent components of a diagram:

  • textstring creates an object that represents a string of text at a particular spatial location.

  • onearrow creates an object that represents an arrow between two locations.

  • yardstick creates an object that represents a scale bar: a line segment indicating the scale of the plot.

To display the relevant object, it should be plotted, using plot. See the help files for the plot methods plot.textstring, plot.onearrow and plot.yardstick.

These objects are designed to be included as components in a layered object or a solist. This makes it possible to build up a diagram consisting of many spatial objects, and to annotate the diagram with arrows, text and so on, so that ultimately the entire diagram is plotted using plot.

Value

An object of class "diagramobj" which also belongs to one of the special classes "textstring", "onearrow" or "yardstick". There are methods for plot, print, "[" and shift.

See Also

plot.textstring, plot.onearrow, plot.yardstick.

Aliases
  • textstring
  • onearrow
  • yardstick
Examples
# NOT RUN {
  X <- rescale(swedishpines)
  plot(X, pch=16, main="")
  ys <- yardstick(as.psp(list(xmid=4, ymid=0.5, length=1, angle=0),
                         window=Window(X)),
                  txt="1 m")
  plot(ys, angle=90)
# }
Documentation reproduced from package spatstat, version 1.55-1, License: GPL (>= 2)

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