cPlot {geneplotter}R Documentation

A plotting function for chromosomes.


Given a chromLocation object, will plot all the gene locations from that object.


cPlot(plotChroms, useChroms=chromNames(plotChroms),
      scale=c("relative","max"), fg="white", bg="lightgrey", 
      glen=0.4, xlab="", ylab="Chromosome",  main = organism(plotChroms))


plotChroms An object of type chromLocation which contains all the gene information to be plotted.
useChroms A vector of chromosome names to be used in the plot. Default is to use all the chromosomes from the plotChroms object.
scale Passed on to cScale as it's scale argument. Determines whether the graph is scaled on a relative or absolute basis.
fg The colour to be used for the genes. Default is white.
bg The colour to be used for the background of the plot. Defaults to lightgrey/
glen A scaling factor applied to the plotted length of each gene. Defaults to 0.4 - it is recommended that this not be set larger then 0.5 as it will cause overlap between chromosomes.
xlab A label for the x axis.
ylab A label for the y axis.
main A main label for the plot.


This function will first use the lengths of the chromosomes, stored in the object to create scaling factors for the X axis. Once the scaling factors are determined, the chromLocation object which is passed in is used to determine all the gene locations/strand information/etc, which is then plotted for the user.


Jeff Gentry

See Also

cScale, cColor, chromLocation-class


   ## A bit of a hack to not have a package dependency on hgu95av2
   ## but need to fiddle w/ the warn level to not fail the example anyways.
   curWarn <- options(warn=0)
   on.exit(options(warn=curWarn), add=TRUE)
   if (require(hgu95av2)) {
    z <- buildChromLocation("hgu95av2")

     if (interactive()) {

     for (sc in c("max","relative"))
  } else print("This example can not be run without hgu95av2 data package")

[Package geneplotter version 1.8.0 Index]