[R] an info on 3d representation

Dr Stuart Leask stuart.leask at nottingham.ac.uk
Tue May 7 09:45:32 CEST 2002

>> sorry to waste your time. I downloaded R and I like it very much.
>> However, my main interest is in plotting 3D graphics form imported data
>> (points and lines in a 3d space). I imported data in a very elegant way
>> but I wasn't able to find in R something similar to the simple "splot"
>> function of WGNUplot (I don't need persp, image, contour: my values are
>> not necessarily progressive).
>> Maybe it's a very stupid question: in case, please pardon me.
>> Any help is appreciated.
>> Please reply privately. I am not (actually) in the list.
>> Thank you very much.
>You probably want to check out the scatterplot3d package.
>(Which is great, but I'm sure we could do even better with true 3D
>visualization tools using lighting models, hidden surface removal, and
>all that.)

Hear hear! Even if R could export 3D graphs as VRML dots or meshes, folks
could do the prettying-up elsewhere (and 3D models of the  axes would be an
enormous improvement over my ultimately pretty, but haphazard approach - for
'arty' epidemiology see www.nottingham.ac.uk/psychiatry/3d.html !).


Dr Stuart Leask MA MB BChir (Cantab) MRCPsych
Clinical Lecturer in Psychiatry, University of Nottingham Dept Psychiatry
Duncan Macmillan House, Porchester Road, Nottingham. NG3 6AA. UK
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