# [R] Puzzled with contour()

From: Ajay Narottam Shah <ajayshah_at_mayin.org>
Date: Sun 25 Jun 2006 - 23:33:37 EST

Folks,

```              x   y     z
[1,] 0.00  20 1.000
[2,] 0.00  30 1.000
[3,] 0.00  40 1.000
[4,] 0.00  50 1.000
[5,] 0.00  60 1.000
[6,] 0.00  70 1.000
[7,] 0.00  80 0.000
[8,] 0.00  90 0.000
[9,] 0.00 100 0.000

[10,] 0.00 110 0.000
[11,] 0.00 120 0.000
[12,] 0.00 130 0.000
[13,] 0.00 140 0.000
[14,] 0.00 150 0.000
[15,] 0.00 160 0.000
[16,] 0.00 170 0.000
[17,] 0.00 180 0.000
[18,] 0.00 190 0.000
[19,] 0.00 200 0.000
[20,] 0.05  20 1.000
[21,] 0.05  30 1.000
[22,] 0.05  40 1.000
[23,] 0.05  50 1.000
[24,] 0.05  60 0.998
[25,] 0.05  70 0.124
[26,] 0.05  80 0.000
[27,] 0.05  90 0.000
[28,] 0.05 100 0.000
[29,] 0.05 110 0.000
[30,] 0.05 120 0.000
[31,] 0.05 130 0.000
[32,] 0.05 140 0.000
[33,] 0.05 150 0.000
[34,] 0.05 160 0.000
[35,] 0.05 170 0.000
[36,] 0.05 180 0.000
[37,] 0.05 190 0.000
[38,] 0.05 200 0.000
[39,] 0.10  20 1.000

[40,] 0.10  30 1.000

```

This looks like a nice case where both x and y are in increasing order. But contour() gets unhappy saying that he wants x and y in increasing order.

Gnuplot generates pretty 3d pictures from such data, where you are standing above a surface and looking down at it. How does one do that in R?

Any help will be most appreciated. A dput() of my data object is :

```structure(c(0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0,
0, 0, 0.05, 0.05, 0.05, 0.05, 0.05, 0.05, 0.05, 0.05, 0.05, 0.05,
0.05, 0.05, 0.05, 0.05, 0.05, 0.05, 0.05, 0.05, 0.05, 0.1, 0.1,
0.1, 0.1, 0.1, 0.1, 0.1, 0.1, 0.1, 0.1, 0.1, 0.1, 0.1, 0.1, 0.1,
0.1, 0.1, 0.1, 0.1, 0.15, 0.15, 0.15, 0.15, 0.15, 0.15, 0.15,
0.15, 0.15, 0.15, 0.15, 0.15, 0.15, 0.15, 0.15, 0.15, 0.15, 0.15,
0.15, 0.2, 0.2, 0.2, 0.2, 0.2, 0.2, 0.2, 0.2, 0.2, 0.2, 0.2,
0.2, 0.2, 0.2, 0.2, 0.2, 0.2, 0.2, 0.2, 0.25, 0.25, 0.25, 0.25,
0.25, 0.25, 0.25, 0.25, 0.25, 0.25, 0.25, 0.25, 0.25, 0.25, 0.25,
0.25, 0.25, 0.25, 0.25, 0.3, 0.3, 0.3, 0.3, 0.3, 0.3, 0.3, 0.3,
0.3, 0.3, 0.3, 0.3, 0.3, 0.3, 0.3, 0.3, 0.3, 0.3, 0.3, 0.35,
0.35, 0.35, 0.35, 0.35, 0.35, 0.35, 0.35, 0.35, 0.35, 0.35, 0.35,
0.35, 0.35, 0.35, 0.35, 0.35, 0.35, 0.35, 0.4, 0.4, 0.4, 0.4,
0.4, 0.4, 0.4, 0.4, 0.4, 0.4, 0.4, 0.4, 0.4, 0.4, 0.4, 0.4, 0.4,
0.4, 0.4, 0.45, 0.45, 0.45, 0.45, 0.45, 0.45, 0.45, 0.45, 0.45,
0.45, 0.45, 0.45, 0.45, 0.45, 0.45, 0.45, 0.45, 0.45, 0.45, 0.5,
0.5, 0.5, 0.5, 0.5, 0.5, 0.5, 0.5, 0.5, 0.5, 0.5, 0.5, 0.5, 0.5,
0.5, 0.5, 0.5, 0.5, 0.5, 0.55, 0.55, 0.55, 0.55, 0.55, 0.55,
0.55, 0.55, 0.55, 0.55, 0.55, 0.55, 0.55, 0.55, 0.55, 0.55, 0.55,
0.55, 0.55, 0.6, 0.6, 0.6, 0.6, 0.6, 0.6, 0.6, 0.6, 0.6, 0.6,
0.6, 0.6, 0.6, 0.6, 0.6, 0.6, 0.6, 0.6, 0.6, 0.65, 0.65, 0.65,
0.65, 0.65, 0.65, 0.65, 0.65, 0.65, 0.65, 0.65, 0.65, 0.65, 0.65,
0.65, 0.65, 0.65, 0.65, 0.65, 0.7, 0.7, 0.7, 0.7, 0.7, 0.7, 0.7,
0.7, 0.7, 0.7, 0.7, 0.7, 0.7, 0.7, 0.7, 0.7, 0.7, 0.7, 0.7, 0.75,
0.75, 0.75, 0.75, 0.75, 0.75, 0.75, 0.75, 0.75, 0.75, 0.75, 0.75,
0.75, 0.75, 0.75, 0.75, 0.75, 0.75, 0.75, 0.8, 0.8, 0.8, 0.8,
0.8, 0.8, 0.8, 0.8, 0.8, 0.8, 0.8, 0.8, 0.8, 0.8, 0.8, 0.8, 0.8,
0.8, 0.8, 0.85, 0.85, 0.85, 0.85, 0.85, 0.85, 0.85, 0.85, 0.85,
0.85, 0.85, 0.85, 0.85, 0.85, 0.85, 0.85, 0.85, 0.85, 0.85, 0.9,
0.9, 0.9, 0.9, 0.9, 0.9, 0.9, 0.9, 0.9, 0.9, 0.9, 0.9, 0.9, 0.9,
0.9, 0.9, 0.9, 0.9, 0.9, 0.95, 0.95, 0.95, 0.95, 0.95, 0.95,
0.95, 0.95, 0.95, 0.95, 0.95, 0.95, 0.95, 0.95, 0.95, 0.95, 0.95,
0.95, 0.95, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1,
1, 1, 20, 30, 40, 50, 60, 70, 80, 90, 100, 110, 120, 130, 140,
150, 160, 170, 180, 190, 200, 20, 30, 40, 50, 60, 70, 80, 90,
```
100, 110, 120, 130, 140, 150, 160, 170, 180, 190, 200, 20, 30, 40, 50, 60, 70, 80, 90, 100, 110, 120, 130, 140, 150, 160, 170, 180, 190, 200, 20, 30, 40, 50, 60, 70, 80, 90, 100, 110, 120, 130, 140, 150, 160, 170, 180, 190, 200, 20, 30, 40, 50, 60, 70, 80, 90, 100, 110, 120, 130, 140, 150, 160, 170, 180, 190, 200,
```20, 30, 40, 50, 60, 70, 80, 90, 100, 110, 120, 130, 140, 150,
160, 170, 180, 190, 200, 20, 30, 40, 50, 60, 70, 80, 90, 100,
110, 120, 130, 140, 150, 160, 170, 180, 190, 200, 20, 30, 40,
50, 60, 70, 80, 90, 100, 110, 120, 130, 140, 150, 160, 170, 180,
```
190, 200, 20, 30, 40, 50, 60, 70, 80, 90, 100, 110, 120, 130,
```140, 150, 160, 170, 180, 190, 200, 20, 30, 40, 50, 60, 70, 80,
90, 100, 110, 120, 130, 140, 150, 160, 170, 180, 190, 200, 20,
30, 40, 50, 60, 70, 80, 90, 100, 110, 120, 130, 140, 150, 160,
```
170, 180, 190, 200, 20, 30, 40, 50, 60, 70, 80, 90, 100, 110, 120, 130, 140, 150, 160, 170, 180, 190, 200, 20, 30, 40, 50, 60, 70, 80, 90, 100, 110, 120, 130, 140, 150, 160, 170, 180, 190, 200, 20, 30, 40, 50, 60, 70, 80, 90, 100, 110, 120, 130,
```140, 150, 160, 170, 180, 190, 200, 20, 30, 40, 50, 60, 70, 80,
90, 100, 110, 120, 130, 140, 150, 160, 170, 180, 190, 200, 20,
30, 40, 50, 60, 70, 80, 90, 100, 110, 120, 130, 140, 150, 160,
```
170, 180, 190, 200, 20, 30, 40, 50, 60, 70, 80, 90, 100, 110, 120, 130, 140, 150, 160, 170, 180, 190, 200, 20, 30, 40, 50, 60, 70, 80, 90, 100, 110, 120, 130, 140, 150, 160, 170, 180, 190, 200, 20, 30, 40, 50, 60, 70, 80, 90, 100, 110, 120, 130,
```140, 150, 160, 170, 180, 190, 200, 20, 30, 40, 50, 60, 70, 80,
90, 100, 110, 120, 130, 140, 150, 160, 170, 180, 190, 200, 20,
30, 40, 50, 60, 70, 80, 90, 100, 110, 120, 130, 140, 150, 160,
170, 180, 190, 200, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0,
0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 1, 1, 1, 1, 0.998, 0.124, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0,
0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 1, 1, 1, 0.998, 0.71, 0.068, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0,
```
0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 1, 1, 0.998, 0.898, 0.396, 0.058, 0.002, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 1, 0.998, 0.97, 0.726, 0.268,
```0.056, 0.006, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 1, 0.996, 0.88,
0.546, 0.208, 0.054, 0.012, 0.002, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0,
0, 0, 0.998, 0.964, 0.776, 0.418, 0.18, 0.054, 0.014, 0.002,
0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0.998, 0.906, 0.664, 0.342,
0.166, 0.056, 0.018, 0.006, 0.002, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0,
```
0, 0.986, 0.862, 0.568, 0.29, 0.15, 0.056, 0.022, 0.008, 0.002, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0.954, 0.778, 0.494, 0.26, 0.148,
```0.056, 0.024, 0.012, 0.004, 0.002, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0,
0.906, 0.712, 0.43, 0.242, 0.144, 0.058, 0.028, 0.012, 0.006,
0.002, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0.878, 0.642, 0.38, 0.222,
0.142, 0.066, 0.034, 0.014, 0.008, 0.004, 0.002, 0, 0, 0, 0,
```
0, 0, 0, 0, 0.846, 0.586, 0.348, 0.208, 0.136, 0.068, 0.034,
```0.016, 0.012, 0.006, 0.004, 0.002, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0.8,
0.538, 0.318, 0.204, 0.136, 0.07, 0.046, 0.024, 0.012, 0.008,
0.004, 0.002, 0.002, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0.762, 0.496, 0.294, 0.2,
0.138, 0.072, 0.05, 0.024, 0.014, 0.012, 0.006, 0.004, 0.002,
0.002, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0.704, 0.472, 0.286, 0.198, 0.138, 0.074,
0.054, 0.028, 0.016, 0.012, 0.008, 0.006, 0.004, 0.002, 0.002,
```
0, 0, 0, 0, 0.668, 0.438, 0.276, 0.196, 0.138, 0.078, 0.054, 0.032, 0.024, 0.014, 0.012, 0.008, 0.004, 0.004, 0.002, 0.002, 0, 0, 0, 0.634, 0.412, 0.27, 0.194, 0.14, 0.086, 0.056, 0.032, 0.024, 0.016, 0.012, 0.01, 0.006, 0.004, 0.004, 0.002, 0.002, 0, 0, 0.604, 0.388, 0.26, 0.19, 0.144, 0.088, 0.058, 0.048, 0.026, 0.022, 0.014, 0.012, 0.008, 0.006, 0.004, 0.004, 0.002, 0.002, 0, 0.586, 0.376, 0.256, 0.19, 0.146, 0.094, 0.062, 0.052, 0.028,
```0.024, 0.014, 0.012, 0.012, 0.008, 0.004, 0.004, 0.004, 0.002,
0.002, 0.566, 0.364, 0.254, 0.192, 0.148, 0.098, 0.064, 0.054,
0.032, 0.024, 0.022, 0.014, 0.012, 0.012, 0.008, 0.004, 0.004,
0.004, 0.002), .Dim = c(399, 3), .Dimnames = list(NULL, c("x",
```
"y", "z")))
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ajayshah_at_mayin.org                             http://ajayshahblog.blogspot.com
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