This, rather pointless, geom allows you to draw spirograms, as known from the popular drawing toy where lines were traced by inserting a pencil into a hole in a small gear that would then trace around inside another gear. The potential practicality of this geom is slim and it excists mainly for fun and art.
stat_spiro( mapping = NULL, data = NULL, geom = "path", position = "identity", na.rm = FALSE, n = 500, revolutions = NULL, show.legend = NA, inherit.aes = TRUE, ... ) geom_spiro( mapping = NULL, data = NULL, stat = "spiro", position = "identity", arrow = NULL, n = 500, lineend = "butt", na.rm = FALSE, show.legend = NA, inherit.aes = TRUE, ... )
Set of aesthetic mappings created by
aes(). If specified and
inherit.aes = TRUE (the default), it is combined with the default mapping
at the top level of the plot. You must supply
mapping if there is no plot
The data to be displayed in this layer. There are three options:
NULL, the default, the data is inherited from the plot
data as specified in the call to
data.frame, or other object, will override the plot
data. All objects will be fortified to produce a data frame. See
fortify() for which variables will be created.
function will be called with a single argument,
the plot data. The return value must be a
will be used as the layer data. A
function can be created
~ head(.x, 10)).
The geometric object to use to display the data, either as a
Geom subclass or as a string naming the geom stripped of the
geom_ prefix (e.g.
"point" rather than
Position adjustment, either as a string naming the adjustment
"jitter" to use
position_jitter), or the result of a call to a
position adjustment function. Use the latter if you need to change the
settings of the adjustment.
FALSE, the default, missing values are removed with
a warning. If
TRUE, missing values are silently removed.
The number of points that should be used to draw a fully closed
revolutions < 1 the actual number of points will be less
The number of times the inner gear should revolve around
inside the outer gear. If
NULL the number of revolutions to reach the
starting position is calculated and used.
logical. Should this layer be included in the legends?
NA, the default, includes if any aesthetics are mapped.
FALSE never includes, and
TRUE always includes.
It can also be a named logical vector to finely select the aesthetics to
FALSE, overrides the default aesthetics,
rather than combining with them. This is most useful for helper functions
that define both data and aesthetics and shouldn't inherit behaviour from
the default plot specification, e.g.
Other arguments passed on to
layer(). These are
often aesthetics, used to set an aesthetic to a fixed value, like
colour = "red" or
size = 3. They may also be parameters
to the paired geom/stat.
The statistical transformation to use on the data for this
layer, either as a
Geom subclass or as a string naming the
stat stripped of the
stat_ prefix (e.g.
"count" rather than
Arrow specification, as created by
Line end style (round, butt, square).
stat_spiro and geom_spiro understand the following aesthetics (required aesthetics are in bold):
The coordinates for the path describing the spirogram
The progression along the spirogram mapped between 0 and 1