Re: [R] so current status of interactive PDF creation isl? trying to explore econometriic convergence thread

From: Duncan Murdoch <murdoch.duncan_at_gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 23 May 2011 14:42:49 -0400

On 11-05-23 8:04 AM, Mike Marchywka wrote:
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> I think I just saw a thread go by on " how do I make interactive PDF from
> rgl output" but I ignored it at the time and can't seem to find consensus result
> on google. Essentially I wanted to create pdf or other output to
> share a 3D plot and let viewers interact with it but it still wasn't
> clear on easiest way to do this.
> Is this 2009 page the best reference?
>
> http://cran.r-project.org/web/views/Graphics.html
>
> Thanks.
> Specific case of interest is below,
>
> I found rgl to be quite useful in regards to this,
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> http://r.789695.n4.nabble.com/maximum-likelihood-convergence-reproducing-Anderson-Blundell-1982-Econometrica-R-vs-Stata-td3502516.html#a3512807
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> I generated some data points using this script
> ( which itself uses this data file http://98.129.232.234/temp/share/em.txt )
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> http://98.129.232.234/temp/share/em.R.txt
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> After some editing with sed, the output of the above script
> made this data file showing some optimization's
> "trjectory" according to my variables of interest,
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> http://98.129.232.234/temp/share/emx.dat.txt
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> df<-read.table("emx.dat",header=F,sep=" ")
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> I subsequently found a few ways to plot the data,
> notably,
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> png("em.png")
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> plot(log(df$V1),df$V2)
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> png.off()
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> http://98.129.232.234/temp/share/em.png
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> png("em2.png")
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> plot(log(df$V1),df$V2,cex=1+.2*(log(df$V3)-min(log(df$V3))))
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> dev.off()
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> http://98.129.232.234/temp/share/em2.png
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>
> But what I'd like to do is publish an interactive 3D
> plot of this data similar to the rgl output
> of this,
>
> df<-read.table("emx.dat",header=F,sep=" ")
> library(rgl)
> rgl.points(log(df$V1),df$V2,log(df$V3))
>
> quick google search and ?rgl didn't seem
> to provide immediate answer.
>
> Is there a way to publish interactive plots?

Not in general, but for some plots there is. See Luke Tierney's paper on the topic:

http://www.stat.uiowa.edu/~luke/R/misc3d/misc3d-pdf/misc3d-pdf.pdf

Presumably one of the approaches he used could be made more general, but it's a fair bit of work.

Duncan Murdoch

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