triarrow {broman}R Documentation

Plot an arrow within a Holmans triangle


Plot an arrow within a Holmans triangle (an equilateral triangle used to depict trinomial distributions).


triarrow(x, ...)



A matrix with three rows and two columns, each column being a trinomial distribution. An arrow between the two points is plotted.


Passed to graphics::arrows().


Plot of an equilateral triangle, in order to depict trinomial distributions. A trinomial distribution (that is, a trio of non-negative numbers that add to 1) is equated to a point in the triangle through the distances to the three sides. This makes use of the fact that for any point in an equilateral triangle, the sum of the distances to the three sides is constant. First use triplot() to first plot the equilateral triangle.


The (x,y) coordinates of the endpoints of the arrows plotted.

See Also

triplot(), tripoints(), trilines(), tritext()


x <- cbind(c(0.9, 0.05, 0.05), c(0.8, 0.1, 0.1), c(0.1, 0.9, 0), c(0, 0.9, 0.1))
tripoints(x, lwd=2, col=c("black","blue","red","green"), pch=16)
trilines(x, lwd=2, col="orange")
y <- cbind(c(0.05, 0.05, 0.9), c(0.25, 0.25, 0.5))
triarrow(y, col="blue", lwd=2, len=0.1)

[Package broman version 0.80 Index]