# Rpolyhedra

Polyhedra database scraped from public available sources using R6 objects and ‘rgl’ visualizing capabilities.

Release Usage Development
minimal R version Travis
CRAN

How to get started

install.packages("Rpolyhedra")

How to get started (Development version)

Install the R package using the following commands on the R console:

install.packages(c("futile.logger", "rgl", "stringr", "R6", "testthat", "devtools"))
devtools::install_github("qbotics/Rpolyhedra")
library(Rpolyhedra)

A simple example of 5 regular polyhedra

To get started execute the following commands:

polyhedra.2.draw <- getAvailablePolyhedra(source = "netlib")[1:5]
n <- length(polyhedra.2.draw)
polyhedron.colors <- rainbow(n)
polyhedron.scale <- 5

open3d()
par3d(FOV = 1)
rgl.bg( sphere =FALSE, fogtype = "none", color=c("black"))
rgl.viewpoint(theta = 0,phi=0,zoom=0.8,fov=1)
i <- 1
for (polyhedron.name in polyhedra.2.draw) {
  polyhedron <- getPolyhedron(source = "netlib", polyhedron.name)
  current.angle <- i/n * 2 * pi
  shape.rgl <- polyhedron$getRGLModel(1, c(polyhedron.scale * sin(current.angle),
                                           polyhedron.scale * cos(current.angle),
                                           0))
  shade3d(shape.rgl, color = polyhedron.colors[i])
  i <- i + 1
}

sources

netlib

Includes 142 polyhedra definitions. The PHD format was created to describe the geometric polyhedron definitions derived mathematically by Andrew Hume and by the Kaleido program of Zvi Har’El.

PHD files were generated using poly2 library (no longer mantained). Althought the code is available, specific programming skills are required to run it.

PDH files can be found in extdata/www.netlib.org/polyhedra/index.html

Dmccooey

Includes 767 polyhedra definitions. The polyhedra database built by David Mccooey has an open format which has been scraped to feed RPolyhedra database

dmccooney files can be found in extdata/dmccooey.com/polyhedra/

Troubleshooting

devtools

Ubuntu

apt-get install libcurl4-openssl-dev

Windows

run end user CRAN version

OSX brew

brew install openssl

After, in R:

install.packages("devtools")

rgl

Ubuntu

sudo apt-get install r-cran-rgl