Bio::Graphics::Glyph::arrow(3) the arrow glyph


See L<Bio::Graphics::Panel> and L<Bio::Graphics::Glyph>.


This glyph draws arrows. Depending on options, the arrows can be labeled, be oriented vertically or horizontally, or can contain major and minor ticks suitable for use as a scale.


The following options are standard among all Glyphs. See Bio::Graphics::Glyph for a full explanation.

  Option      Description                      Default
  ------      -----------                      -------
  -fgcolor      Foreground color               black
  -outlinecolor Synonym for -fgcolor
  -bgcolor      Background color               turquoise
  -fillcolor    Synonym for -bgcolor
  -linewidth    Line width                     1
  -height       Height of glyph                10
  -font         Glyph font                     gdSmallFont
  -connector    Connector type                 0 (false)
                Connector color                black
  -label        Whether to draw a label        0 (false)
  -description  Whether to draw a description  0 (false)
  -hilite       Highlight color                undef (no color)

In addition to the common options, the following glyph-specific options are recognized:

  Option      Description               Default
  ------      -----------               -------
  -tick       Whether to draw major             0
              and minor ticks.
              0 = no ticks
              1 = major ticks
              2 = minor ticks
  -tickcolor  Color to use for tick marks       fgcolor
  -tickwidth  Line width to use for ticks       linewidth
  -parallel   Whether to draw the arrow         1 (true)
              parallel to the sequence
              or perpendicular to it.
  -northeast  Force a north or east             1 (true)
              on orientation)
  -east       synonym of above
  -southwest  Force a south or west             1 (true)
              on orientation)
  -west       synonym of above
  -double     force-doubleheaded arrow          0 (false)
  -base       Draw a vertical base at the       0 (false)
              non-arrowhead side
  -scale      Reset the labels on the arrow     0 (false)
              to reflect an externally 
              established scale.
  -arrowstyle "regular" to create a simple      regular
              arrowhead.  "filled" to create
              a thick filled arrowhead
                 use relative coordinates       0 (false)
                 for scale
                 set the relative offset        1 
                 for scale
  -label_intervals                              0 (false)
              Put the numeric labels on the
              intervals between the ticks 
              rather than on the ticks
  -units      add units to the tick labels      none
              e.g. bp
  -unit_divider                                 1
              divide tick labels by the
              indicated amount prior to
              displaying (use, for example
              if you want to display in
              cR units)

Set -parallel to 0 (false) to display a point-like feature such as a polymorphism, or to indicate an important location. If the feature start == end, then the glyph will draw a single arrow at the designated location:


Otherwise, there will be two arrows at the start and end:

       ^              ^
       |              |

Scale: Pass in a externally established scale to reset the labels on the arrow. This is particularly useful for manually constructed images where the founding parameters of the panel are not 1-based. For example, a genetic map interval ranging from 0.1 - 0.3 can be constructed by first multiplying every value by 100. Passing


will draw tick marks labelled appropriately to your external scale.


Please report them.


Lincoln Stein <[email protected]>.

Copyright (c) 2001 Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

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