How to Make 3D Plots in R
Written by Matt Dancho
This article is part of a R-Tips Weekly, a weekly video tutorial that shows you step-by-step how to do common R coding tasks.
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Making Your First 3D Plot
Start by making a ggplot w/ mtcars displ vs mpg
Then unleash the AWESOME POWER 🔥 of
rayshader to make it 3D ⛰️
Making Elevation Plots
What about heatmaps and volcano plots?
Sometimes you have heatmap formatted data where you have a matrix:
- x/y-axis are the rows/columns
- depth (z-axis) is the values in the matrix.
We can handle this
matrix data format with:
- A little bit of data wrangling with
- Then make swiftly make a
- Then just like before, use
And BOOM! We have a 3D Elevation Heat-Map Plot! ⛰️⛰️⛰️
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