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plots[polyhedraplot] - create a 3-D point plot with polyhedra

Calling Sequence

polyhedraplot(L, options)




set or list of three-dimensional points



The polyhedraplot function is used to create a three-dimensional plot of points with polyhedra. The points that are to be plotted come from the set or list L. L is in the form [[x1,y1,z1],[x2,y2,z2],...,[xn,yn,zn]]. If there is only one point, then it may be simply [x, y, z].


The two specific options to this function are polyscale = s, where s is a constant and polytype = t, where t is a name. The polyscale option controls the size of each polyhedron, and the polytype option is the type of polyhedron (for example, tetrahedron, octahedron, ...). For a complete set of polyhedra names that are supported, see plots[polyhedra_supported]. The default scale is 1, and the default type of polyhedron is tetrahedron.


Additional arguments are interpreted as plot3d options which are specified as equations of the form option = value. See plot3d/option for details.


The result of a call to polyhedraplot is a PLOT3D structure which can be rendered by the plotting device. The user may assign a PLOT3D value to a variable, save it in a file, then read it back in for redisplay. See plot3d/structure.


polyhedraplot may be defined by with(plots) or with(plots,polyhedraplot). It can also be used by the name plots[polyhedraplot].





The command to create the plot from the Plotting Guide is


See Also

plot3d/option, plot3d/structure, plots/polygonplot, plots/polyhedra_supported

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