HexSim Accessories

Important Disclaimer:

The accessories below are being provided with no assurance that they are free from errors. Use them at your own risk.


    This color palette file can be imported into XnView's "Edit palette" tool. XnView ( is a raster file viewer and editor that nicely complements HexSim. The map_productivity_report and map_projection_counts utilities will produce Hexmaps showing observed source-sink values distributed across a landscape. When viewing these source-sink maps, it can be advantageous to use a color scheme that clearly distinguishes sources from sinks. This Red-Yellow color scheme does so by joining two dissimilar color gradients. Neutral sites (those with hexagon scores very close to zero) will be shown in black. Sources will be shown using a gradient that shifts from green to yellow. Sinks will be shown using a gradient that shifts from blue to red. The color gradients used here are nonlinear, and designed to lump the worst sinks and best sources together visually. The Red-Yellow color scheme is shown below.

      This zip file contains nine bitmaps that may be useful for getting started with HexSim. These BMP files can be opened with HexSim's Generate Hexmap tool (available under the HexSim menu). Several of the bitmap files come with a companion text file that indicates what the different image colors represent, and who to credit for the construction of the map. The four files labeled Jackson Pollock were made from images of this artist's work that can be found online. These bitmaps no longer look much like the original paintings because the images were reduced to just a handful of unique colors. These four images are intended to invoke the concept of spatial pattern without representing any actual place.


      This PDF file contains 8 pages of useful information about hexagons and hexagon grids. This information was all captured from a website that no longer exists. The original author of this material is unfortunately unknown at present. Note that HexSim's hexagons are oriented differently than those described in this file.


      This 1-page PDF file contains a hexagon grid that can be printed, or included in figures.


      This R package was developed by Dr. Carlo Pacioni of Murdoch University, in Perth, Australia.