#Introduction This package is a curation made based on the poly package found on http://www.netlib.org/polyhedra/ (Original Help message), and the polyhedra database found on http://dmccooey.com/polyhedra, both of which provide polyhedra databases on its own format. As such, Rpolyhedra provides with the following:

  1. A module to scrape the polyhedra for the different sources found with features for incremental correction of issues found and to be found in scraping process.
  2. A database of the scraped polyhedra.
  3. An R6 polyhedron representation with ‘rgl’ package visualizing capabilites.


For final users, the package provides a common interface for accesing public polyhedra databases, analize properties, compare and visualize them with RGL.

For advanced users, the package provides a simplified set of R6 objects to scrape and compare polyhedra databases.

##Scrape polyhedra In order to scrape, the following code can be executed to retrieve all polyhedra from the original files produced by the poly command.

polyhedra <- scrapePolyhedraSources(sources.config = PolyhedronScraperConfigurationNetlib.class$new(), max.quant = 5)

With following code, based on preloaded estimated scraping time, a batch of maximum filenames that could be scraped in 30 seconds will be scraped.

polyhedra <- scrapePolyhedraSources(sources.config = PolyhedronScraperConfigurationNetlib.class$new(), time2scrape.source = 30)

##Get available polyhedra Once the original files had been processed, a simple call to getAvailablePolyhedra() retrieves a list of the available polyhedra with properties and status in the polyhedra database:


##Retrieve a polyhedron The access to a particular polyhedron can be done with a call to getPolyhedron(<<source>>, <<polyhedron.name>>), which returns a Polyhedron object. For example, to retrieve a cube from the netlib database, the call would be:

cube <- getPolyhedron(source = "netlib", polyhedron.name = "cube")

#A demo To try package funcionality, a simple demo can be executed which shows the 5 regular polyhedra.

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

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),
  shade3d(shape.rgl, color = polyhedron.colors[i])
  i <- i + 1