[R] 3D graphics with R

Jonathan Baron baron at cattell.psych.upenn.edu
Sun May 19 00:39:16 CEST 2002

On 05/18/02 23:25, Johannes Schulte wrote:
>Is there any graphical frontend/secondary programm (freely availible for
>Windowsor Linux) which can be used with R to display the results of a
>principle component analysis in 3D space (rotatable!?)? It works with
>Spotfire, but is there any freely or cheaply availible programmß

I don't think so.  But take a look at biplot in the mva package,
which produces VERY interesting plots in _two_ dimensions, and
the xgobi package, which produces 3D plots that can be rotated
(as I recall - I find these too mind-boggling to deal with, so I
don't use it anymore).  Perhaps you can make a "triplot"

For data with more than 2 dimensions, I find "matplot" (in the
base package) to be more useful than xgobi (at least for my small
brain, which has trouble visualizing in 3D).  I haven't thought
about how to use this to display principal components, but I'm
sure there is a way (with loadings()).

Jonathan Baron, Professor of Psychology, University of Pennsylvania
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