Re: [Rd] Sweave support added to rgl package

From: Duncan Murdoch <murdoch.duncan_at_gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 20 Apr 2011 14:34:51 -0400

On 20/04/2011 1:28 PM, Sharpie wrote:
> Duncan Murdoch-2 wrote:
> >
> > I have just committed some code to the rgl package on
> > https://r-forge.r-project.org/projects/rgl/ to allow rgl images to be
> > inserted into Sweave documents. (This is not in the CRAN version yet.)
> > It makes use of the custom graphics driver support added by Brian Ripley.
> >
> > In R-devel (which will become R 2.14.0 next spring in New Zealand, next
> > fall in most other places), usage is quite straightforward. For
> > example, code like this in a Sweave document:
> >
> > <&lt;fig=true, grdevice=rgl.Sweave, pdf=false, stayopen=TRUE&gt;>=
> > x<- rnorm(100); y<- rnorm(100); z<- rnorm(100)
> > plot3d(x, y, z)
> > @
> >
> > will insert a .png snapshot of the figure. Because that chunk has
> > "stayopen=TRUE", it can be followed by another chunk to add
> > to the figure, e.g.
> >
> > <&lt;fig=true, grdevice=rgl.Sweave, pdf=false&gt;>=
> > lines3d(x[1:10], y[1:10], z[1:10], col="red")
> > @
> >
> > All of this is possible in R 2.13.0, but it takes more work: see the
> > ?rgl.Sweave help page.
> >
> > I will eventually add postscript and PDF output options as well, and
> > perhaps some support for the LaTeX movie15 package, but those are not
> > there yet. Comments or bug reports are welcome.
> >
> > Duncan Murdoch
> >
>
> This is great news Duncan!
>
> If you do consider adding support for movie15, the Asymptote graphics
> language may be handy:
>
> http://asymptote.sourceforge.net/
>
> Asymptote can embed 3D graphs into LaTeX documents that are fully
> zoomable/manipulatable. It also uses LaTeX to typeset the figure text.

Thanks. That doesn't look easy, but it would indeed be a nice addition.

Duncan Murdoch

> -Charlie
>
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