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**geomorph**, and kindly contributed to R-bloggers)Hi morphometricians,

A quick update: a function to plot Morphologika 3D wireframes using the package geomorph. This routine (or a version of it) will be included in our next package update under the "read.morphologika" function.

Enjoy!

Example:

library(geomorph)

# create an array of 10 random 3D specimens with 6 landmarks each to GPA

data<-array(abs(rnorm(18*10)),c(6,3,5))

# create a simple wireframe, e.g., pt1 connects to pt2, 2-to-3, 3-to-4,...etc.

wireframe<-matrix(c(1,2,2,3,3,4,4,5,5,6),ncol=2,byrow=T)

wireframe

mydata.gpa<-gpagen(data) #gpa landmarks

# choose the largest and/or smallest specimen

max<-which.max(mydata.gpa$Csize) #ID specimen w/largest CS

min<-which.min(mydata.gpa$Csize) #ID specimen w/smallest CS

# wireframe function: wirefun

# Input: 2 matrices: A & W

# A is the procrustes residualsmatrix

# W is the wireframe matrix

wirefun<-function(A,W,...){

plot3d(A,type="n", aspect=FALSE,...)

for(i in 1:dim(W)[1]){

points3d(A[W[i,],],...)

text3d(A[W[i,],],texts=W[i,],...)

lines3d(rbind(A[W[i,1],],A[W[i,2],]),...)

}

}

# Plot

wirefun(A=mydata.gpa$coords[,,1],W=wireframe,size=10,adj=2.5,col="black")

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