[R] R article in forbes

John Fox jfox at mcmaster.ca
Tue Nov 16 18:10:22 CET 2010

Dear David and Bogasso,

The image is from
<http://socserv.mcmaster.ca/jfox/Courses/R-course/index.html>, as you'd see
by clicking on the graph in the Forbes article, and it was indeed produced
with scatter3d() in the car package.


John Fox
Senator William McMaster 
  Professor of Social Statistics
Department of Sociology
McMaster University
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
web: socserv.mcmaster.ca/jfox

> -----Original Message-----
> From: r-help-bounces at r-project.org [mailto:r-help-bounces at r-project.org]
> Behalf Of David Winsemius
> Sent: November-16-10 11:30 AM
> To: Bogaso Christofer
> Cc: r-help at r-project.org
> Subject: Re: [R] R article in forbes
> On Nov 16, 2010, at 11:18 AM, Bogaso Christofer wrote:
> > Thanks Mark, for sharing such a great article. Really feeling proud
> > that I am also part of that great community. BTW can anyone share the
> > code on how to draw the picture displayed there (blur surface plot)?
> >
> Again... a small bit of searching at Baron's site (only 2 hits for s
> "prestige eduction income 3d":
> http://finzi.psych.upenn.edu/R/library/car/html/scatter3d.html
> Turns out none of them is exactly that plot, but this is pretty close
> click-drag-rotating the interactive RGL display)
> require(car)
>      if(interactive() && require(rgl) && require(mgcv))
{scatter3d(prestige ~
> income + education, fit=c( "additive"),
>   	data=Prestige)
>   	}
> (screengrab of X11 window attached.)

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