Getting Started

Generally, r3js works by generating an object containing the plotting data and then continuously updating it as new features are added to the plot (similar to plotly). For a simple 3D scatterplot however, the plot3js function handles all of the plotting setup for you. Plotting syntax is intended to be similar to the base plotting functions in R, and that used in the RGL package.

# Generate and view a simple 3D scatterplot
x <- sort(rnorm(1000))
y <- rnorm(1000)
z <- rnorm(1000) + atan2(x, y)
p <- plot3js(x, y, z, col = rainbow(1000))