[R] 2D and 3D graphing
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On Thu, Mar 26, 2020 at 10:04 AM LMH <lmh_users-groups using molconn.com> wrote:
> I have attached a .zip with some sample data and a list of R terminal commands. This
> is not very interactive by does create a useful 3D plot. The data that I used was
> generally not very large.
> In the sample commands "R_terminal_input.txt", the working directory is given as
> "C:/rgl_test". Line 14 in the terminal commands sets the working directory location,
> so edit that line if you are going to use a different location. If you just copy the
> entire file with select all | copy and paste it into the R terminal you should get
> the plot (as long as pwd is correct). Make sure to key "enter" after you paste or you
> will not get the last line of code.
> You will see a plot of 5 points (5,57,55,41,sum) which are all connected by lines.
> You can rotate the plot with left-click, pan the plot with right-click, and zoom with
> the scroll wheel. The color of the data point is governed by the value of the "class"
> column in the input file.
> The input data input is spreadsheet like and you should be able to add your own data
> without too much difficulty.
> The format for the connecting lines is in the file
> "connections_5,57,55,41,sum_all.txt" and is in the format,
> x0 x1 y0 y1 z0 z1
> Each line in the file is a vector where columns 0,2,4 are the xyz coordinates for the
> tail of the vector and columns 1,3,5 are the xyz coordinates for the tip.
> I have included a little script "_make_connect.sh". I wrote this to generate the
> connection rows from the input file. The first argument to the script is the input
> file name. The second argument specifies one of three types of connection sets.
> all -> all points are connected
> vec -> creates a vector from the first row to each other row
> tet -> creates in irregular tetrahedron connection all points except the first row
> This was all created for something I was working on and I don't know how directly it
> will apply to what you need.
> Feel free to ask questions. It is probably easier to do that than for me to
> anticipate all possible areas of confusion.
> EK Esawi wrote:
> > Thank you Ista and LMH.
> > I want to plot 3D scatter with options to connect the surface with lines;that's just like points connected with a line in 2D and i may want to fit a surface to the data for soem of teh plots. LMH pointed out to what concerned me and the reason for the question which was i don't want to spend time in a package and then find out that t doesn't do what i want to.
> > Thanks again and best of luckEK
> > On Monday, March 23, 2020, 6:02:33 PM EDT, LMH <lmh_users-groups using molconn.com> wrote:
> > Hello,
> > I use rgl for 3D plots.
> > Mostly I use this for a 3D scatter plot where I can zoom and pan for closer analyses
> > of the data. I also can manually connect any points with lines. It took me a bit to
> > get the options right so the plot appears the way I want it to. In my opinion, there
> > are a few unresolved issues with the units and labels on the axis, but most of the
> > data I looked at was in principle components so x, y, and z were in the same units.
> > I can post a sample of the terminal input that I used if that would help.
> > LMH
> > Ek Esawi wrote:
> >> Hi All--
> >> I have been looking into 2D and 3D graphing packages. Based on what i
> >> read, it seems that ggplot2 is the best and I like it too, but ggplot2
> >> doesn't have 3D plotting capabilities. I read that other packages
> >> (plot_ly, rgl, rayshader) can be used with ggplot2 to create 3D
> >> charts, but not sure if that’s the way to go.
> >> The question is: what is/are the best 2D and 3D graphing packages? I
> >> read that lattice, and a few others, has “limited” 3D charting
> >> capabilities.
> >> Thanks in advance--EK
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