plotAlternativesComparisons

Provider:ITTB
Version:1.1

Description

This web service generates a graph representing a partial preorder on the alternatives. Compared to the web service plotAlternativesComparisons, some parameters are added. The generated graph can be valued. It can also be transitive. Several shapes for the nodes are proposed and colors can be used.

Inputs

(For outputs, see below)

alternatives

Description:

A list of alternatives. Alternatives can be activated or desactivated via the <active> tag (true or false). By default (no <active> tag), alternatives are considered as active.

alternativesComparisons

Description:

A valued relation relative to comparisons of the alternatives. A numeric <value> indicates a the valuation for each <pair> of the relation.

XMCDA related:

  • Tag: alternativesComparisons

  • Code:

    <alternativesComparisons>
        <pairs>
            <pair>
                <initial>
                    <alternativeID>[...]</alternativeID>
                </initial>
                <terminal>
                    <alternativeID>[...]</alternativeID>
                </terminal>
                <value>
                    <real>[...]</real>
                </value>
            </pair>
    
            [...]
        </pairs>
    </alternativesComparisons>
    

methodGraphOptions

Description:

Generates a graph taking into account the proposed options.

GUI information:

  • Parameter values can be defined via the GUI or the XMCDA file, by default via GUI.

  • Name: Graph type:

    Choose between true (values appear with their transitions) or false.

    • Type: drop-down list
    • Possible values:
      • Arcs and values (XMCDA label : true)
      • Arcs only (XMCDA label : false) (default)
  • Name: With transitive reduction?

    • Type: drop-down list
    • Possible values:
      • Yes (XMCDA label : true)
      • No (XMCDA label : false) (default)
  • Name: Shape of the nodes?

    Choose between rectangle, square, ellipse, circle or diamond.

    • Type: drop-down list
    • Possible values:
      • Rectangle (XMCDA label : Rectangle) (default)
      • Square (XMCDA label : Square)
      • Ellipse (XMCDA label : Ellipse)
      • Circle (XMCDA label : Circle)
      • Diamond (XMCDA label : Diamond)
  • Name: Use colors?

    The use of colors: true for a colored graph.

    • Type: drop-down list
    • Possible values:
      • Yes (XMCDA label : true)
      • No (XMCDA label : false) (default)
  • Name: Choose color:

    String that indicates the color in the generated graph.Choose between “Black”, “Red”, “Blue”, “Green”, “Yellow”, “Magenta” and “Cyan”.

    • Type: drop-down list
    • Possible values:
      • Black (XMCDA label : Black) (default)
      • Red (XMCDA label : Red)
      • Blue (XMCDA label : Blue)
      • Green (XMCDA label : Green)
      • Yellow (XMCDA label : Yellow)
      • Magenta (XMCDA label : Magenta)
      • Cyan (XMCDA label : Cyan)

XMCDA related:

  • Tag: methodParameters

  • Code:

    <methodParameters>
            <parameter id="valued_graph" name="Valued graph">
                    <value>
            <label>%1</label>
             </value>
            </parameter>
            <parameter id="transitive_reduction" name="Transitive reduction">
                    <value>
            <label>%2</label>
             </value>
            </parameter>
            <parameter id="node_shape" name="Node shape">
                    <value>
            <label>%3</label>
             </value>
            </parameter>
    
            <parameter id="use_color" name="Colors in the graph">
                    <value>
            <label>%4</label>
             </value>
            </parameter>
    
            <parameter id="selected_color" name="Selected color">
                    <value>
            <label>%5</label>
             </value>
            </parameter>
    
    </methodParameters>
    

Outputs

alternativesComparisonsPlot

Description:

A string containing the base64 representation of the png image of the generated graph.

XMCDA related:

  • Tag: alternativeValue

messages

Description:

A list of messages generated by the algorithm.

XMCDA related:

  • Tag: methodMessages

For further technical details on the web service underlying this program, have a look at its documentation here.