[R] points on a sphere

Richard Rowe Richard.Rowe at jcu.edu.au
Sat Oct 26 01:46:18 CEST 2002

Not an R question directly, but has anyone got a method for placing a 
moderately large number of (near) equi-spaced points on a sphere?  I have a 
nasty feeling platonic solids are needed for exact solutions and I'm 
thinking of samplings involving around 200 - 1000 regularly-spaced points,


Richard Rowe

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Department of Zoology and Tropical Ecology, James Cook University
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