trilines {broman}R Documentation

Plot lines within a Holmans triangle


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


trilines(x, ...)



A matrix with three rows, each column being a trinomial distribution. Lines between these points are plotted.


Passed to graphics::lines().


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 lines plotted.

See Also

triplot(), tripoints(), triarrow(), 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 0.84 Index]