# Plotting the centroids of a bursted track

`plotBursts.Rd`

The `plotBursts`

function plots bursted Move objects (see burst for how to create a bursted Move object). The function plots a circle at the midpoint of each burst segment (consecutive coordinates that belong to a single burst).

## Usage

```
# S4 method for class 'list'
plotBursts(object, add=TRUE,
sizeFUN=function(x){as.numeric(diff(range(timestamps(x))),units ="mins")},
col = NA, breaks = 3, ...)
# S4 method for class '.MoveTrackSingleBurst'
plotBursts(object, add=TRUE,
sizeFUN=function(x){as.numeric(diff(range(timestamps(x))),units ="mins")},
col = NA, breaks = 3, ...)
```

## Arguments

- object
a

`moveBurst`

object or a list of`moveBurst`

objects- add
logical, if FALSE a new plot is generated, default is TRUE

- sizeFUN
a function to calculate the size of the plotted circles (see 'Details')

- breaks
how many size classes should the circles have, default is 3

- col
a vector of color codes with the same length as the burstID. By default the standard colors from 1:8 are used (see

`palette()`

to obtain vector of default colors). If there are more than 8 burstIDs the colors are recycled- ...
additional plot attributes

## Details

`sizeFUN`

The color of the circles correspond to the burstIDs. The size of the cycles can have different meanings, depending on what function is defined. By default the size refers to the relative time of the burst segment compared to the whole track. This argument accepts any personalized function.

## Note

If a list of moveBurst objects is provided, the plots are plotted one after another, and not side by side.

## Examples

```
data(leroy)
behav <- c(rep(1:4,each=200), rep(5, 118))
testb <- burst(leroy, f=behav)
plot(coordinates(leroy),type="l")
plotBursts(testb, breaks=3, add=TRUE, pch=19)
plotBursts(testb, breaks=5, add=FALSE, pch=19, col=rainbow(5))
## plotting circle size of a moveBurst track by realtive segment length
plotBursts(object=testb, breaks=3, sizeFUN=function(x){sum(distance(x))}, pch=19, add=FALSE)
```