Fun with R graphics: A raptor and a cake

R graphics is something I always  explore or experiment with.  Base graphics, ggplot2 are my favourites. On  other graphics packages, I haven’t used plotrix much. I am currently exploring grid package.


First one is using ggplot2. (you could also do this using base graphics).

It would be more fun if we can do animation on raptors. You can find animated version of raptor here. Rcode.


Here is the easy one. This one is a cake using plotrix package.


I have already discussed this graphs in my favourite forum talkstats.  I dedicated both the graphs to my friends in the forum. You can find more fun graphs in this forum.


About vinuct

Doctoral Student. Interest: Time Series, Statistical Modeling, R, Latex, Data Visualization, Programming, and Philosophy of Science
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8 Responses to Fun with R graphics: A raptor and a cake

  1. yanfei kang says:


    Very nice post. Just wondering: how did you get the raptor coordinates please?


  2. vinuct says:

    Getting raptor cordinates is not difficult.
    I had an eps image of a raptor in my collection. I extracted the cordinated from eps and tweaked a bit.

  3. Tyler Rinker says:

    A blog post on altering eps images and reading into R would be nice. :)

    • vinuct says:

      I will do it next time. The problem is not all eps is in smooth form. So, I cannot genralize my regular expression.

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