28.9.27 Chord Diagram/Chord Diagram with Ratio Layout


Chord Diagram.png Chord Diagram with Layout Ratio.png
Chord Diagram
Chord Diagram with Ratio Layout

Data Requirements

Data can be arranged in two forms:

  • a virtual matrix, where input and output nodes are in rows and columns.
  • a worksheet with 3 columns where the first two columns are categorical and list the "From" and "To" nodes, while the third column is numeric and contains the "Weight" measurement.
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Creating the Graph

  1. Select required data.
  2. From the menu, select Plot > Categorical: Chord Diagram/Chord Diagram with Ratio Layout.

The plot_chord Dialog

If you selected a block of values, the first two columns of which are not text or categorical, or you didn't select any data, a X-Function dialog will pop up:
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Input

Specify the input block, just like the block of a virtual matrix.

Data Layout

Specify the flow direction of the links.

  • Link from row to column: The link starts from the specified value in rows, and the link ends at the specified value in columns.
  • Link from column to row: The link starts from the specified value in columns, and the link ends at the specified value in rows.

Plot chord-Data Layout.png

X Values in/Y Values in

Specify the X values and Y Values in the selected block, according to the data layout settings.

In general, the flow starts from X values and ends at the Y values. That means, X values are the link starts and Y values are link ends.

Column

When you selected Column Label for X Values in/Y Values in drop-down list, you can further specify which column label row stores the X or Y values*(link starts or link ends).

X Range/Y Range

When you selected Custom for X Values in/Y Values in drop-down list, you can further specify a range which stores the X or Y values*(link starts or link ends).

Template

chord.otpu (installed to the EXE folder of Origin)

ChordRatio.otpu (installed to the EXE folder of Origin)

Notes

  • The difference in settings between Chord Diagram and Chord Diagram with Ratio Layout is whether you have checked the Ratio Layout in Layout tab of Plot Details dialog.
  • Once you have checked the Ratio Layout, the exchange between two nodes will be shown within one link; if the Ratio Layout hasn't been checked, the exchange will be shown in two links, flowing from A to B and flowing from B to A.
  • When Ratio Layout is checked, you can choose between Pre Mode and Post Mode.


For information on the customizing a Chord diagram, see these topics: