hex.legend {hexbin}R Documentation

Plot a Legend for plot.hexbin


Plots the legend for the plot.hexbin function. Provides a legend indicating the count representations.


hex.legend(legend, ysize, lcex, inner, style = ,
           minarea = 0.05, maxarea = 0.8, mincnt = 1, maxcnt, trans = NULL,
           inv = NULL, colorcut, density = NULL, border = NULL, pen = NULL,
           colramp = function(n) { LinGray(n,beg = 90,end = 15) })


legend positive number giving width of the legend in inches.
ysize height of legend in inches
lcex the characters expansion size for the text in the legend, see par(cex=).
inner the inner diameter of a hexagon in inches.
style the hexagon style; must be one (unique abbreviation) of "grayscale", "lattice", "centroids", "nested.lattice", "nested.centroids", see hexagons.
minarea, maxarea fraction of the cell area for the lowest and largest count, respectively.
mincnt, maxcnt minimum and maximum count accepted in plot.
trans a transformation function for the counts such as sqrt.
inv the inverse transformation function.
colorcut numeric vector of values covering [0, 1] the determine hexagon color classes boundaries and hexagon legend size boundaries.
border argument for polygon(). Draw the border for each hexagon.
density argument for polygon() filling. A 0 causes the polygon not to be filled.
pen color argument used for polygon(col = .). Determines the color with which the polygon will be filled.
colramp function accepting an integer n as an argument and returning n colors.


plot.hexbin calls this hex.legend to produce a legend by setting the graphics parameters, so hex.legend itself is not a standalone function.

The legend function is preliminary. Later version will include refinements and handle extreme cases (small and large) for cell size and counts.

See the Details section of hexagons's help page.


This function does not return any value.


Dan Carr <dcarr@voxel.galaxy.gmu.edu>

ported by Nicholas Lewin-Koh <kohnicho@comp.nus.edu.sg>


see in hexagons.

See Also

hexbin, smooth.hexbin, erode.hexbin, hcell, hcell2xy, plot.hexbin, hboxplot, hdiffplot, hmatplot, hexagons


 ## Not a stand alone function; typically only called from plot.hexbin()
## Not run: 
  hex.legend(legend = 2, ysize = 1,lcex=8,inner=0.2,
             maxcnt = 100, colorcut = c(0.5,0.5))
## End(Not run)

[Package hexbin version 1.0.10 Index]