grid.pattern_pch() draws a plotting character pattern onto the graphic device.

grid.pattern_pch(
  x = c(0, 0, 1, 1),
  y = c(1, 0, 0, 1),
  id = 1L,
  ...,
  colour = gp$col %||% "grey20",
  fill = gp$fill %||% "grey80",
  angle = 30,
  density = 0.2,
  spacing = 0.05,
  xoffset = 0,
  yoffset = 0,
  scale = 0.5,
  shape = 1L,
  grid = "square",
  type = NULL,
  subtype = NULL,
  rot = 0,
  alpha = gp$alpha %||% NA_real_,
  linetype = gp$lty %||% 1,
  size = gp$lwd %||% 1,
  default.units = "npc",
  name = NULL,
  gp = gpar(),
  draw = TRUE,
  vp = NULL
)

Arguments

x

A numeric vector or unit object specifying x-locations of the pattern boundary.

y

A numeric vector or unit object specifying y-locations of the pattern boundary.

id

A numeric vector used to separate locations in x, y into multiple boundaries. All locations within the same id belong to the same boundary.

...

Currently ignored

colour

Stroke colour

fill

Fill colour

angle

Rotation angle in degrees

density

Approx. fraction of area the pattern fills.

spacing

Spacing between repetitions of pattern ('snpc' units between 0 and 1).

xoffset

Shift pattern along x axis ('snpc' units between 0 and 1).

yoffset

Shift pattern along y axis ('snpc' units between 0 and 1).

scale

For star polygons, multiplier (between 0 and 1) applied to exterior radius to get interior radius.

shape

An integer from 0 to 25 or NA. See graphics::points() for more details. Note we only support these shapes and do not support arbitrary ASCII / Unicode characters.

grid

Adjusts placement and density of certain graphical elements. "square" (default) is a square grid. "hex" is a hexagonal grid suitable for hexagonal and triangular tiling. "hex_circle" is a hexagonal grid suitable for circle packing.

type

Adjusts the repeating of certain aesthetics such as color. Can use any type in names_hex, names_square, or names_weave. See for pattern_hex(), pattern_square(), and pattern_weave() for more information about supported type arguments.

subtype

See for pattern_hex(), pattern_square(), and pattern_weave() for more information about supported subtype arguments.

rot

Angle to rotate regular polygon (degrees, counter-clockwise).

alpha

Alpha (between 0 and 1) or NA (default, preserves colors' alpha value).

linetype

Stroke linetype

size

Stroke linewidth

default.units

A string indicating the default units to use if x or y are only given as numeric vectors.

name

A character identifier.

gp

An object of class "gpar", typically the output from a call to the function gpar. This is basically a list of graphical parameter settings.

draw

A logical value indicating whether graphics output should be produced.

vp

A Grid viewport object (or NULL).

Value

A grid grob object invisibly. If draw is TRUE then also draws to the graphic device as a side effect.

See also

grid.pattern_regular_polygon() which is used to implement this pattern.

Examples

if (require("grid")) { x_hex <- 0.5 + 0.5 * cos(seq(2 * pi / 4, by = 2 * pi / 6, length.out = 6)) y_hex <- 0.5 + 0.5 * sin(seq(2 * pi / 4, by = 2 * pi / 6, length.out = 6)) gp <- gpar(col = "black", fill = "lightblue") # pch 0-6 are simple shapes with no fill grid.pattern_pch(x_hex, y_hex, shape = 0:6, gp = gp, spacing = 0.1, density = 0.4, angle = 0) # pch 7-14 are compound shapes with no fill grid.newpage() grid.pattern_pch(x_hex, y_hex, shape = 7:14, gp = gp, spacing = 0.1, density = 0.4, angle = 0) # pch 15-20 are filled with 'col' grid.newpage() grid.pattern_pch(x_hex, y_hex, shape = 15:20, gp = gp, spacing = 0.1, density = 0.4, angle = 0) # pch 21-25 are filled with 'fill' grid.newpage() grid.pattern_pch(x_hex, y_hex, shape = 21:25, gp = gp, spacing = 0.1, density = 0.4, angle = 0) # using a 'basket' weave `type` with two shapes grid.newpage() grid.pattern_pch(x_hex, y_hex, shape = c(1,4), gp = gp, type = "basket", spacing = 0.1, density = 0.4, angle = 0) }