# Parallel Coordinates Plot in R

How to create parallel coordinates plots in R with Plotly.

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library(plotly)

fig <- plot_ly(type = 'parcoords', line = list(color = 'blue'),
dimensions = list(
list(range = c(1,5),
constraintrange = c(1,2),
label = 'A', values = c(1,4)),
list(range = c(1,5),
tickvals = c(1.5,3,4.5),
label = 'B', values = c(3,1.5)),
list(range = c(1,5),
tickvals = c(1,2,4,5),
label = 'C', values = c(2,4),
ticktext = c('text 1', 'text 2', 'text 3', 'text 4')),
list(range = c(1,5),
label = 'D', values = c(4,2))
)
)

fig


### Basic Parallel Cordinates Plot

library(plotly)

fig <- df %>% plot_ly(type = 'parcoords',
line = list(color = ~species_id,
colorscale = list(c(0,'red'),c(0.5,'green'),c(1,'blue'))),
dimensions = list(
list(range = c(2,4.5),
label = 'Sepal Width', values = ~sepal_width),
list(range = c(4,8),
constraintrange = c(5,6),
label = 'Sepal Length', values = ~sepal_length),
list(range = c(0,2.5),
label = 'Petal Width', values = ~petal_width),
list(range = c(1,7),
label = 'Petal Length', values = ~petal_length)
)
)

fig


library(plotly)

fig <- df %>%
plot_ly(width = 1000, height = 600)
fig <- fig %>% add_trace(type = 'parcoords',
line = list(color = ~colorVal,
colorscale = 'Jet',
showscale = TRUE,
reversescale = TRUE,
cmin = -4000,
cmax = -100),
dimensions = list(
list(range = c(~min(blockHeight),~max(blockHeight)),
constraintrange = c(100000,150000),
label = 'Block Height', values = ~blockHeight),
list(range = c(~min(blockWidth),~max(blockWidth)),
label = 'Block Width', values = ~blockWidth),
list(tickvals = c(0,0.5,1,2,3),
ticktext = c('A','AB','B','Y','Z'),
label = 'Cyclinder Material', values = ~cycMaterial),
list(range = c(-1,4),
tickvals = c(0,1,2,3),
label = 'Block Material', values = ~blockMaterial),
list(range = c(~min(totalWeight),~max(totalWeight)),
visible = TRUE,
label = 'Total Weight', values = ~totalWeight),
list(range = c(~min(assemblyPW),~max(assemblyPW)),
label = 'Assembly Penalty Weight', values = ~assemblyPW),
list(range = c(~min(HstW),~max(HstW)),
label = 'Height st Width', values = ~HstW),
list(range = c(~min(minHW),~max(minHW)),
label = 'Min Height Width', values = ~minHW),
list(range = c(~min(minWD),~max(minWD)),
label = 'Min Width Diameter', values = ~minWD),
list(range = c(~min(rfBlock),~max(rfBlock)),
label = 'RF Block', values = ~rfBlock)
)
)

fig


# Reference

Dash for R is an open-source framework for building analytical applications, with no Javascript required, and it is tightly integrated with the Plotly graphing library.

Learn about how to install Dash for R at https://dashr.plot.ly/installation.

Everywhere in this page that you see fig, you can display the same figure in a Dash for R application by passing it to the figure argument of the Graph component from the built-in dashCoreComponents package like this:

library(plotly)

fig <- plot_ly()
# fig <- fig %>% add_trace( ... )
# fig <- fig %>% layout( ... )

library(dash)
library(dashCoreComponents)
library(dashHtmlComponents)

app <- Dash$new() app$layout(
htmlDiv(
list(
dccGraph(figure=fig)
)
)
)