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Connectors are articulated line segments that relate two positions on an ideogram between two radial positions.
The definition of a connector track is done as a plot type
<plot> type = connector file = data/6/connectors.txt r0 = 0.8925r r1 = 0.999r connector_dims = 0,0.3,0.4,0.3,0 thickness = 2 color = black </plot>
The data file defines the positions at r0 and r1 to be linked by lines
# connectors.txt ... hs22 15116257 16046604 hs22 15136864 16056568 ...
The example images in this section show how the connector_dims parameter controls the shape of the connector line. The line has five segments and the five connector_dims parameters define the size of each of the segments relative to (r1-r0).