Plots reflectance spectra in the appropriate colorspace.

# S3 method for colspace
plot(x, ...)



(required) an object of class colspace.


additional graphical options, which vary by modeled space. Refer to their individual documentation:

Also see par.


A 2D colorspace plot appropriate to the input data.


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See also




# Dichromat <- vismodel(flowers, visual = 'canis') <- colspace(, space = 'di')

# Colour hexagon <- vismodel(flowers, visual = 'apis', qcatch = 'Ei', relative = FALSE,
                        vonkries = TRUE, achro = 'l', bkg = 'green') <- colspace(, space = 'hexagon')
plot(, sectors = 'coarse')

# Tetrahedron (static)
vis.sicalis <- vismodel(sicalis, visual = 'avg.uv')
tcs.sicalis <- colspace(vis.sicalis, space = 'tcs')

# Tetrahedron (interactive)
vis.sicalis <- vismodel(sicalis, visual = 'avg.uv')
tcs.sicalis <- colspace(vis.sicalis, space = 'tcs')
tcsplot(tcs.sicalis, size = 0.005)

## Add points to interactive tetrahedron
patch <- rep(c('C','T','B'), 7) <- subset(tcs.sicalis, 'C')
tcs.breast <- subset(tcs.sicalis, 'B')
tcsplot(, col ='blue')
tcspoints(tcs.breast, col ='red')

## Plot convex hull in interactive tetrahedron
tcsplot(tcs.sicalis, col = 'blue', size = 0.005)
# }