9.3.7.32 The (Plot Details) Node Tab

The Node tab will appear in Plot Details dialog when you plot a Chord Diagram, Chord Diagram with Ratio Layout, Alluvial diagram or Sankey diagram. You can use the controls to customize the appearance of the nodes.

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Chord
Alluvial
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Sankey

Display the Nodes

Border Color

Specify the color of the border of nodes using the color chooser.

Border Thickness

Specify the border thickness for the nodes.

Fill Color

Specify the fill color for the nodes using the color chooser.

Node Width(%)

For Sankey and Alluvial diagram, you can use this option to specify the width of the rectangle nodes. The value is the percentage based on the layer width, but the total width of the nodes should be less than 50% of the layer width.

For Chord diagram, you can use this option to specify the width of the annular nodes in the radial direction. The value is the percentage based on the outer circle, but the total width of the nodes should be less than 50% of the radial of outer circle.

Transparency

Set the color transparency for the nodes.

Adjust the Gaps

The diagram below shows you what the gaps are in the Sankey and Alluvial diagram.

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The diagram below shows you what the gaps are in the Chord diagram.

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Gap Between Nodes(%)

Specify the gap between the nodes of same plot.

For Sankey and Alluvial diagram, the value is the percentage based on the layer height, and all gaps at one plot should be less then 90% of the layer height.

For Chord diagram, the value is the percentage based on the length of circumference, and all gaps at one plot should be less then 90% of the circumference.

Gap Between Node and Link(%)

For Sankey and Alluvial diagram, specify the gap width between the node and the start/end of the link line. Please note, this gap value is associated to the Node Width(%) above:

Node Width(%)* N + Gap Between Node and Link(%) *(N-1)*2 = 100

Gap Between Node and Link Start/End(%)

Different from Alluvial and Sankey, Chord diagram supports to adjust the gap between node and link start/link End separately.

Please note, this gap value is associated to the Node Width(%) above:

Node Width(%) + Gap Between Node and Link Start/End(%) < Radius(%)

Arrow(Pro)

This control group is only available for Sankey diagram, used to specify how to show arrows on the nodes.

Show Arrow for

Specify whether show arrows for nodes and decide to show the arrows on which nodes, Start Nodes, End Nodes, Start&End Nodes, Intermediate Nodes or All Nodes.

Arrow Shape

Specify the arrow shape for the nodes.

Angle

Specify the angle of the arrow head, by degree. The maximum value of the angle is 180, which means the flat angle.

Angle Scale Factor

Specify a factor which is larger than 1 to extend the height of all nodes which has bee show as arrows for both start and end nodes.

Position

This control group is only available for Sankey diagram, used to customize the position of the nodes.

Alignment

Specify how to align the nodes between the different plots:

  • Left: Nodes without any input are moved as "node depth"=0(at leftmost), then all next nodes are decided accordingly.
  • right: Nodes without any output are moved as maximum depth(at rightmost), then all previous nodes are decided accordingly.
  • Center: All next nodes are decided by left node, but nodes without any input are moved as "node depth"= "minimum depth of output" - 1, nodes without any output are moved as "node depth" = "maximum depth of input" + 1
  • Justify: All next nodes are decided by left node, but nodes without any input are moved as "node depth" = 0, nodes without any output are moved as the maximum depth.

Order by Data

Sort the nodes in each plot Vertically according to the order in the source data.

Enable Horizontal/Vertical Movement

Specify whether allows user to move the nodes horizontally or/and Vertically