[R] 3D package in R

Peter Dalgaard BSA p.dalgaard at biostat.ku.dk
Sat Jan 6 16:47:27 CET 2001

E97249 at edu.essec.fr writes:

> Hi all,
> I am considering writing a 3D visualisation package for R. 
> Purposes:
> - Visualise 3 dimension data 
> - Manipulate the data or series or any other object with the mouse as in any 3D software (3D Studio Max, Lightwave...)
> - Eventually display more than just 3D objects.
> Concise specifications:
> - If you want to know what gave me this idea, www.blender.nl. It's a 3D suite that's very similar to the more renowned ones, but it's extremely light (1Mo download) and it's free. You can create objects and move them around very easily.

Take a look at the VTK visualisation toolkit as well


This has (a) dazzling pictures (b) language bindings with Tcl, Java,
and Python, which might make it quite easy to integrate with the
existing language embedding tools. (Notice "might" in that

There's some mumblebumble about patented algorithms inside VTK, but it
seems you can just avoid installing/using them... The
Copyright/license claims to be OpenSource of some kind.

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