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R for Data Science by Dan Toomey

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Chapter 9. Data Visualization – 3D

R programming has several methods to display and visualize data in three dimensions. There are many times when this display technique gives you a clearer picture of the relationships involved.

This chapter will cover 3D in the following ways:

  • 3D methods.
  • Visualizing Big Data using 3D. Big Data is a special case where we normally have a large volume of observations to work with. Many times, visualizing data in a graphical form, especially in 3D, helps to determine the characteristics of the data.
  • Research areas for advanced visualization techniques.

Packages

In R, there are several packages available that provide 3D plotting for the programmer. We will use the following packages in the examples:

  • car: This stands for ...

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