This layout function makes it easy to apply one of the layout algorithms supplied in igraph when plotting with ggraph. Layout names are auto completed so there is no need to write layout_with_graphopt or layout_as_tree, just graphopt and tree (though the former will also work if you want to be super explicit). Circular layout is only supported for tree-like layout (tree and sugiyama) and will throw an error when applied to other layouts.

layout_tbl_graph_igraph(
  graph,
  algorithm,
  circular,
  offset = pi/2,
  use.dummy = FALSE,
  ...
)

Arguments

graph

A tbl_graph object.

algorithm

The type of layout algorithm to apply. See Details or igraph::layout_() for links to the layouts supplied by igraph.

circular

Logical. Should the layout be transformed to a circular representation. Defaults to FALSE. Only applicable to algorithm = 'tree' and algorithm = 'sugiyama'.

offset

If circular = TRUE, where should it begin. Defaults to pi/2 which is equivalent to 12 o'clock.

use.dummy

Logical. In the case of algorithm = 'sugiyama' should the dummy-infused graph be used rather than the original. Defaults to FALSE.

...

Arguments passed on to the respective layout functions

Value

A data.frame with the columns x, y, circular as well as any information stored as node variables in the tbl_graph object.

Details

igraph provides a huge amount of possible layouts. They are all briefly described below:

Hierarchical layouts

tree

Uses the Reingold-Tilford algorithm to place the nodes below their parent with the parent centered above its children. See igraph::as_tree()

sugiyama

Designed for directed acyclic graphs (that is, hierarchies where multiple parents are allowed) it minimizes the number of crossing edges. See igraph::with_sugiyama()

Standard layouts

bipartite

Minimize edge-crossings in a simple two-row (or column) layout for bipartite graphs. See igraph::as_bipartite()

star

Place one node in the center and the rest equidistantly around it. See igraph::as_star()

circle

Place nodes in a circle in the order of their index. Consider using layout_tbl_graph_linear() with circular=TRUE for more control. See igraph::in_circle()

nicely

Tries to pick an appropriate layout. See igraph::nicely() for a description of the simple decision tree it uses

dh

Uses Davidson and Harels simulated annealing algorithm to place nodes. See igraph::with_dh()

gem

Place nodes on the plane using the GEM force-directed layout algorithm. See igraph::with_gem()

graphopt

Uses the Graphopt algorithm based on alternating attraction and repulsion to place nodes. See igraph::with_graphopt()

grid

Place nodes on a rectangular grid. See igraph::on_grid()

mds

Perform a multidimensional scaling of nodes using either the shortest path or a user supplied distance. See igraph::with_mds()

sphere

Place nodes uniformly on a sphere - less relevant for 2D visualizations of networks. See igraph::on_sphere()

randomly

Places nodes uniformly random. See igraph::randomly()

fr

Places nodes according to the force-directed algorithm of Fruchterman and Reingold. See igraph::with_fr()

kk

Uses the spring-based algorithm by Kamada and Kawai to place nodes. See igraph::with_kk()

drl

Uses the force directed algorithm from the DrL toolbox to place nodes. See igraph::with_drl()

lgl

Uses the algorithm from Large Graph Layout to place nodes. See igraph::with_lgl()

Note

This function is not intended to be used directly but by setting layout = 'igraph' in create_layout()

See also