[R] Rgraphviz - neato layout - edge weights do not have an effect

Franz Quehenberger franz.quehenberger at meduni-graz.at
Mon Aug 28 10:56:11 CEST 2006

Dear all,

neato makes layouts according to a physical model in which the length of 
the edges is determined by springs. The weight of the edge is the 
strength of the spring. However, I was not able to find any influence of 
edge weight on the layout. In the 
http://www.graphviz.org/Documentation/neatoguide.pdf the attribute "len" 
is another parameter of the neato layout.

plot(g2,"neato",main="All weights 1")

# change and edge weight
edgeData(g2, from = "d", to = "e", attr = "weight") <- 20
plot(g2,"neato",main="Nothing changed!")

#try out length attribute change
edgeData(g2, from = "d", to = "e", attr = "len") <- 5
plot(g2,"neato",main="Nothing changed again!")

Has anyone an idea how to achieve a change in the graph layout ?


Franz Quehenberger

Franz Quehenberger
Institute for Medical Informatics, Statistics and Documentation
Graz, Austria

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