[R] Plotting 3d surfaces

Barry Rowlingson b.rowlingson at lancaster.ac.uk
Thu Dec 9 19:01:26 CET 2010

On Thu, Dec 9, 2010 at 4:20 PM, Uwe Wolfram <uwwo at in-chemnitz.de> wrote:
> Dear Subscribers,
> I am using R for quite a while nowadays on Ubuntu 10.04 LTS. I a using R
> for doing my statistics. Furthermore I am using it as a tool to generate
> the graphics for my publications.
> I am currently working on a project which involves nls-fits of three
> dimensional surfaces such as ellipsoids or even more complex. I have
> been searching R help and the manuals for a possibility to plot these
> surfaces. Is there any package in R that allows plotting something like
> this:
> http://uwwo.in-chemnitz.de/R-Problem/tsai-wu-principal-strain.pdf
> This plot was generated using Mathematicas ContourPlot3D function. I
> would love to be able to plot this in R. However, I could not find
> something which could this.

 The package you need for all things three-dimensional is 'rgl'.
Install, read docs, play!


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