Kingsford Jones kingsfordjones at gmail.com
Thu Sep 18 00:20:30 CEST 2008

```On second thought, this is more likely to be what you're looking for...

library(rgl)
x <- rnorm(1000)
y <- rnorm(1000)
z <- x + y
plot3d(x, y, z, col = rainbow(1000, end = 5/6)[rank(z)], size = 3)

On Wed, Sep 17, 2008 at 4:06 PM, Kingsford Jones
<kingsfordjones at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Wed, Sep 17, 2008 at 3:11 PM, Gillian Silver <haettulegur at gmail.com> wrote:
>> What would I do if I have something like:
>>
>> x <- rnorm(1:1000)
>> y <- rnorm(1:1000)
>> z <- x + y
>>
>> and I want the rainbow to increase with z? (i.e., red for lowest z...all the
>> way up to the last color in the rainbow for the highest z)
>
> Do you mean something like the following?
>
> z <- rnorm(1000, sd = sqrt(2))
> plot(z, col = rainbow(length(z), end = 5/6)[rank(z)], pch = 19)
>
>
>
>>
>> On Wed, Sep 17, 2008 at 2:05 PM, stephen sefick <ssefick at gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>>> plot(1:20, col=rainbow(20))
>>>
>>> On Wed, Sep 17, 2008 at 4:58 PM, Gillian Silver <haettulegur at gmail.com>
>>> wrote:
>>> > Hi, how can I create a rainbow gradient in R? For example, let's say I
>>> have
>>> > a plot of y = x...and I want the plot to go from red -> orange -> yellow
>>> ->
>>> > green -> blue -> etc.
>>> > Right now, I know how to do something like go from red to blue, using the
>>> > plotrix library:
>>> >
>>> > library(plotrix)
>>> > redToBlue <-
>>> >
>>> color.scale(x,redrange=c(0,1),greenrange=c(0,1),bluerange=c(0,1),extremes=c("red","blue"))
>>> > plot(x, y, col=redToBlue)
>>> >
>>> > But I can't figure out how to make the colors a rainbow. (I don't
>>> understand
>>> > how the redrange, greenrange, and bluerange parameters in color.scale
>>> work.)
>>> >
>>> >
>>> > Thanks!
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