Re: [R] plotting image/contour on irregular grid

From: roger koenker <roger_at_ysidro.econ.uiuc.edu>
Date: Sat 07 May 2005 - 06:39:00 EST

On May 6, 2005, at 2:45 PM, Roger Bivand wrote:

> On Fri, 6 May 2005, m p wrote:
>
>> Hello,
>> I'd like to make a z(x,y) plot for irregularly spaced
>> x,y. What are routines are available in R for this
>> purpose?
>>
>
> One possibility is to interpolate a regular grid using interp() in the
> akima package, then use image() or contour(). Another is to use
> levelplot() with formula z ~ x + y in the lattice package, and the
> equivalent contourplot(); here, the x,y pairs must lie on a grid,
> but do
> not need to fill the grid (so are regularly spaced with missing grid
> cells).
>>

You could also try tripack and rgl.triangles to produce piecewise linear surfaces on the Delaunay triangulation of the x,y points.

Roger



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