Re: [R] Creating and editing networks

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From: Robert Gentleman (rgentlem@jimmy.harvard.edu)
Date: Sun 09 May 2004 - 23:18:07 EST


Message-id: <20040509091807.Z19524@jimmy.harvard.edu>

Or graph, RBGL and Rgraphviz from www.bioconductor.org....

On Sun, May 09, 2004 at 02:35:02PM +0200, Uwe Ligges wrote:
> Gabor Grothendieck wrote:
> > I want to draw and edit networks. Currently I will do something like this --
> > my actual networks are larger and more complex:
> >
> > 1. Plot network
> >
> > # use polygon with nodes as example network
> > N <- 20
> > t. <- 2*pi*seq(N+1)/N
> > plot(cos(t.), sin(t.), type="b", pch=19, cex=5, col="blue", axes=F, ann=F)
> >
> > 2. copy and paste the graphic as a metafile into Word.
> >
> > 3. edit the network
> > there. The editing typically just involves moving nodes and the attached
> > edges. Of course, Word does not know the edges are attached to the nodes so I
> > have to move the nodes and then move the attached edges, as well.
> >
> > The networks are too complex to create the diagrams by hand which is why
> > I want to create them in R and then edit them by hand.
> >
> > The above strategy is marginally acceptable but
> > I was wondering if anyone had a better strategy which retains the
> > simplicity of the present approach but gives me the capability to
> > have the edges move along with attached nodes when editing them.
> >
> > (Note that the strategy must consist of generating the network under program
> > control, preferably in R, and then editing it afterwards. I am not looking
> > to create the entire network by hand since the networks are too complex for
> > that. I had tried specifying the networks in dot from Bell Labs but 1. its
> > still more work than generating the network in R 2. the automatic
> > layout it chooses is so far from what I need that its a lot of work to
> > fix it up by hand in dotty and 3. I could never get them to look just how
> > I like. I have also tried Excel and Powerpoint, both
> > of which support connectors, which are edges that move along with attached
> > nodes, but to use them I have to create the entire network by hand and
> > the networks have grown too complex to do that.)
> >
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>
> Have you tried the CRAN package "dynamicGraph" by Jens Henrik Badsberg?
>
> Uwe Ligges
>
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