She makes the sound the sea makes to calm me down (Dissolve Me, Alt-J)

Searching how to do draw chord diagrams in the Internet with `ggplot2`

I found a *very-easy-to-use* package called `circlize`

which does exactly that. A chord diagram shows relationships between *things* so the input to draw it is simply a matrix with the intensity of these relations. In this experiment I use this package to *circlize* numbers in this way:

- I take a number with many digits (
`Rmpfr`

package is very useful to obtain large numbers), I convert it to text and remove punctuation characters (necessary if number has decimals) - Function
`CreateAdjacencyMatrix`

creates a 10×10 matrix where the element [i,j] contains the number of times that number “i” precedes to number “j” in the previous string (i and j from 0 to 9); this is the input to create diagram.

These diagrams are the result of *circlizing* four famous constants: Pi (green), Gamma (purple), Catalan (blue) and Logarithm constants (red):

Just two conclusions *of my own* to end:

- Circlize package is very easy to use and generates very nice diagrams
- Chord diagrams remember me to dreamcatchers
- The more I use
`RColorBrewer`

package the more I like it

This is the code to *circlize* numbers:

library(Rmpfr) library(circlize) library(RColorBrewer) CreateAdjacencyMatrix = function(x) { s=gsub("\\.", "", x) m=matrix(0, 10, 10) for (i in 1:(nchar(s)-1)) m[as.numeric(substr(s, i, i))+1, as.numeric(substr(s, i+1, i+1))+1]=m[as.numeric(substr(s, i, i))+1, as.numeric(substr(s, i+1, i+1))+1]+1 rownames(m) = 0:9;colnames(m) = 0:9 m} m1=CreateAdjacencyMatrix(formatMpfr(Const("pi",2000))) m2=CreateAdjacencyMatrix(formatMpfr(Const("gamma",2000))) m3=CreateAdjacencyMatrix(formatMpfr(Const("catalan",2000))) m4=CreateAdjacencyMatrix(formatMpfr(Const("log2",2000))) jpeg(filename = "Chords.jpg", width = 800, height = 800, quality = 100) par(mfrow=c(2,2), mar = c(1, 1, 1, 1)) chordDiagram(m1, grid.col = "darkgreen", col = colorRamp2(quantile(m1, seq(0, 1, by = 0.25)), brewer.pal(5,"Greens")), transparency = 0.4, annotationTrack = c("name", "grid")) chordDiagram(m2, grid.col = "mediumpurple4", col = colorRamp2(quantile(m2, seq(0, 1, by = 0.25)), brewer.pal(5,"Purples")), transparency = 0.4, annotationTrack = c("name", "grid")) chordDiagram(m3, grid.col = "midnightblue", col = colorRamp2(quantile(m3, seq(0, 1, by = 0.25)), brewer.pal(5,"Blues")), transparency = 0.4, annotationTrack = c("name", "grid")) chordDiagram(m4, grid.col = "red3", col = colorRamp2(quantile(m4, seq(0, 1, by = 0.25)), brewer.pal(5,"Reds")), transparency = 0.4, annotationTrack = c("name", "grid")) dev.off()