xyz.coords {graphics}R Documentation

Extracting Plotting Structures

Description

Utility for obtaining consistent x, y and z coordinates and labels for three dimensional (3D) plots.

Usage

xyz.coords(x, y, z, xlab = NULL, ylab = NULL, zlab = NULL,
           log = NULL, recycle = FALSE)

Arguments

x, y, z the x, y and z coordinates of a set of points. Alternatively, a single argument x can be provided. In this case, an attempt is made to interpret the argument in a way suitable for plotting.
If the argument is a formula zvar ~ xvar + yvar, xvar, yvar and zvar are used as x, y and z variables; if the argument is a list containing components x, y and z, these are assumed to define plotting coordinates; if the argument is a matrix with three columns, the first is assumed to contain the x values, etc.
Alternatively, two arguments x and y can be provided. One may be real, the other complex; in any other case, the arguments are coerced to vectors and the values plotted against their indices.
xlab, ylab, zlab names for the x, y and z variables to be extracted.
log character, "x", "y", "z" or combinations. Sets negative values to NA and gives a warning.
recycle logical; if TRUE, recycle (rep) the shorter ones of x, y or z if their lengths differ.

Value

A list with the components

x numeric (i.e., double) vector of abscissa values.
y numeric vector of the same length as x.
z numeric vector of the same length as x.
xlab character(1) or NULL, the axis label of x.
ylab character(1) or NULL, the axis label of y.
zlab character(1) or NULL, the axis label of z.

Author(s)

Uwe Ligges and Martin Maechler

See Also

xy.coords for 2D.

Examples

xyz.coords(data.frame(10*1:9, -4), y = NULL, z = NULL)

xyz.coords(1:6, stats::fft(1:6), z = NULL, xlab = "X", ylab = "Y")

y <- 2 * (x2 <- 10 + (x1 <- 1:10))
xyz.coords(y ~ x1 + x2, y = NULL, z = NULL)

xyz.coords(data.frame(x = -1:9, y = 2:12, z = 3:13), y = NULL, z = NULL,
           log = "xy")
##> Warning message: 2 x values <= 0 omitted ...

[Package graphics version 2.1.0 Index]