9.3.7.28 The (Plot Details) Link Tab

This tab is used to control the links connecting the nodes, such as the color of the link lines, curvature of the link lines, whether show arrow and how to show them, and how to show the one-ended links.

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Sankey
Alluvial

Color

Specify the colors for the link lines.

  • Follow Color of Source Node
    The color of link lines will follow the source nodes which are the start nodes of the lines.
  • Follow Color of Target Node
    The color of link lines will follow the target nodes which are the end nodes of the lines.
  • Gradient Color, from Source to Target
    The color of link lines will change from the color of the source nodes to the color of the target nodes gradually.
  • Specified Color(s)
    Specify the color of link lines using the color chooser.

Transparency

Specify the transparency of the link lines.

Curvature

Specify the curvature of the link lines. Note that 0 means no curvature, 100 is maximum curvature.

Link Classify by

This control is only available for Alluvial diagram, which can be used to specify how to classify or combine the link lines between the nodes:

  • All Plots
    The link sets will be subdivided according to the categories from all plots. In this way, you can always trace the different flow between the nodes, from the start to the end.
  • Previous and Next Plots
    When connect the links, only consider the categories of the previous plot and next plot. The link sets won't be divided into more by considering categories in other plots. Please note, you select this method, it will be not easy to check the whole flows.
  • Next Plot only(Combine Sets)
    When connect the links, only consider the categories of the next plot and try to combine the links at same set. Please note, if you select this method, it will be not easy to check the whole flows.
  • All Categories including Color(If Exists)
    The link sets will be subdivided according to the categories from all plots and color categories specified by the Specified Colors option in the Color radio control.

Arrow

This control group is only available for Sankey diagram and used to specify whether and how to show the arrow for the links.

Show Arrow for

Specify show arrow for which links, only start/end links, start&end links, one-ended links or all links.

Arrow Shape

Specify the arrow shape, in arrow, out arrow or in&out arrow.

Angle

Specify the angle of the arrows. 180 means the arrow is a flat angle.

Arrowheads Scale Factor for Out Direction

Specify the width of the arrowhead for out arrows. If you set it to 1, the width of arrowhead will be equal to the width of arrow line.

One-Ended Link

Show One-Ended link lines for the nodes without previous links or next links. There are two kinds of one-ended links: Input one-ended and Output end-ended.

Horizontal

Specify a horizontal length for the one-ended links. 100% is initial gap between neighbor depth.

Vertical

Specify a vertical height for the one-ended links. 100% is initial gap between neighbor depth.

Color

Specify a color for the one-ended links, Auto means follow the color of the node.

Fade Out

Fade out the color of the one-ended links

Show One-Ended Link for Unbalanced Node

Show the one-ended links for the unbalance nodes which have different amount of input and output.