Re: [R] Smoothing z-values according to their x, y positions

From: David Winsemius <>
Date: Thu, 20 Mar 2008 02:15:50 +0000 (UTC)

"Emmanuel Levy" <> wrote in

> Dear Bert,
> Thanks for your reply - I indeed saw a lot of functions using:
> The problem is that most seem to not be very appropriate to what I'd
> like, or they seem extremely complicated (e.g. gma). I am probably
> missing something as I don't see how to use Loess. From my poor
> understanding, it seems to be for 2D data. Here I want to smooth the
> third "z" component.
> In the meantime I adapted a function from Greg Warnes, which sort of
> does the job (although the smoothing is not very nice).
> So I'd be very happy to learn how do do something similar with
> loess!

I am realizing that my memories about the kde2d function were faulty. My suggestion would only let you look at the 2-d "marginals". You probably want a true 3d plotting function. The densities would then be closed surfaces.

Take a look at Feng and Tierney's figure 10 in this poster at: <>

The code cannot be cut-and-pasted, but if it does what you want, it would be worth it.

David Winsemius

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