predict.surface {fields}  R Documentation 
Evaluates a a fitted model on a 2D grid keeping any other variables constant. The resulting object is suitable for use with functions for viewing 3d surfaces.
predict.surface(object, grid.list = NA, extrap = FALSE, chull.mask = NA, nx = 80, ny = 80, xy = c(1, 2), order.variables="xy",...) predict.surface.se(object, grid.list = NA, extrap = FALSE, chull.mask = NA, nx = 80, ny = 80, xy = c(1, 2), order.variables="xy",verbose=FALSE, ...)
object 
An object from fitting a function to data. In FIELDS this is usually a Krig object. 
grid.list 
A list with as many components as variables describing the surface.
All components should have a single value except the two that give the
grid points for evaluation. If the matrix or data frame has column names,
these must appear in the grid list. See the grid.list help file for more
details. If this is omitted and the fit just depends on two variables the
grid will be made from the ranges of the observed variables.

extrap 
Extrapolation beyond the range of the data. If false function will be
restricted to the convex hull of the observed data or the hull defined
from the points from the argument chull.mask.

chull.mask 
Whether to restrict the fitted surface to be on a convex hull, NA's are assigned to values outside the convex hull. chull.mask should be a sequence of points defining a convex hull. Default is to form the convex hull from the observations if this argument is missing (and extrap is false). 
nx 
Number of grid points in X axis. 
ny 
Number of grid points in Y axis. 
xy 
A two element vector giving the positions for the "X" and "Y"
variables for the surface. The positions refer to the columns of the x
matrix used to define the multidimensional surface. This argument is
provided in lieu of generating the grid list. If a 4 dimensional surface
is fit to data then xy= c(2,4) will evaluate a surface using the
second and fourth variables with variables 1 and 3 fixed at their median
values. NOTE: this argument is ignored if a grid.list arguments is
passed. 
order.variables 
If "xy" the variables in grid.list are taken in order as "x" then "y". If "yx" the roles are reversed. Suppose a grid.list had components lat, lon, elevation and one wanted a lon/lat surface at a fixed elevation. Then one would set to "yx" to make "x" lon and "y" lat. 
verbose 
If TRUE prints out some imtermediate results for debugging. 
... 
Any other arguments to pass to the predict function associated with the fit object. 
This function creates the right grid using the grid.list information or
the attribute in xg, calls the predict
function for the
object with these points and also adding any extra arguments passed in the
... section, and then reforms the results as a surface object
(as.surface). To determine the what parts of the prediction grid are in
the convex hull of the data the function in.poly
is used. The
argument inflation in this function is used to include a small margin
around the outside of the polygon so that point on convex hull are
included. This potentially confusing modification is to prevent excluding
grid points that fall exactly on the ranges of the data.
The usual list components for making contour and perspective plots (x,y,z) along with labels for the x and y variables.
Tps, Krig, predict, grid.list, make.surface.grid, as.surface, surface, in.poly
fit< Tps( BD[,1:4], BD$lnya) # fit surface to data # evaluate fitted surface for first two # variables holding other two fixed at median values out.p< predict.surface(fit) surface(out.p, type="C") # # plot surface for second and fourth variables # on specific grid. glist< list( KCL=29.77, MgCl2= seq(3,7,,25), KPO4=32.13, dNTP=seq( 250,1500,,25)) out.p< predict.surface(fit, glist) surface(out.p, type="C") out.p< predict.surface.se(fit, glist) surface(out.p, type="C")