Sankey or Ribbon Plots

Sankey plots are a type of diagram that is convenient to illustrate how flow of information, resources etc. separates and joins, much like observing how rivers split and merge. For example, they can be used to compare different clusterings.


  • 0.6 -- (i) you can specify the position of the text label (using the "pos" parameter of text()); (ii) graphics state is now restored correctly; (iii) you can add the plots to existing graphics using the "add=TRUE" parameter.

Reference manual

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0.10 by January Weiner, a year ago

Browse source code at

Authors: January Weiner <[email protected]>

Documentation:   PDF Manual  

GPL (>= 2.0) license

Imports methods, RColorBrewer

Suggests knitr, maptools, qpdf, rmarkdown

Imported by dynsbm, rliger.

See at CRAN