[R] drawing lines in 3D (rotating them)

From: <cgenolin_at_u-paris10.fr>
Date: Tue, 20 May 2008 22:19:16 +0200

Hi the list,

I write a short function to draw lines in 3D, showing then turning. At some point, I add "delais" to slow down the rotation.

So two questions:

  1. I try to find a library to draw animate lines in 3D but I did not find. That surprise me since it is very simple to do. Did I forget to look somewhere ?

If it does not exists and I have to use my own function : 2) Is it possible to use the time wasted in delais for some calculous ? In other word, can I run some calculous during a certain amount of time, then drawing a plot, then calculous then plot...

3) Is there a way to end the rotation less violant than Esc ?

Thanks for your help.

Here is my code :

plot3Dlines <- function(x,y,mean=TRUE,angle=20,delais=100000,color,...){

    time <- 1:dim(x)[[2]]
    var1 <- seq(min(x[,,1],na.rm=TRUE),max(x[,,1],na.rm=TRUE),length.out=11)
    var2 <- matrix(NA,length(time),length(var1))#outer(x, y, NA)
    var2[1,1] <- min(x[,,2],na.rm=TRUE)
    var2[length(time),length(var1)] <- max(x[,,2],na.rm=TRUE)     nbLines<-min(100,dim(x)[1])
    if(missing(color)){color<-2:(nbLines+1)}else{}     repeat{
        res <- persp(x=time, y=var1, z=var2, theta = angle,             
         phi = 10, expand = 0.5, col = "lightblue",
                     ltheta = 120, shade = 0.75, ticktype = "detailed",
                     xlab = "time", ylab = "var1", zlab = "var2")
        angle <- angle+1
        for(i in 1:nbLines){
            lines (trans3d(time, yy, zz, pmat = res),col=color[i])
        for(k in 1:delais){}




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