animation v2.5

A Gallery of Animations in Statistics and Utilities to Create Animations

Provides functions for animations in statistics, covering topics in probability theory, mathematical statistics, multivariate statistics, non-parametric statistics, sampling survey, linear models, time series, computational statistics, data mining and machine learning. These functions may be helpful in teaching statistics and data analysis. Also provided in this package are a series of functions to save animations to various formats, e.g. Flash, 'GIF', HTML pages, 'PDF' and videos. 'PDF' animations can be inserted into 'Sweave' / 'knitr' easily.



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This is an R package to create and export animations to a variety of formats (HTML/JS, GIF, Video, PDF), and it also serves as a gallery of statistical animations.


To install the stable version on CRAN:


To install the GitHub version under development:

install.packages('animation', repos = '')

If you want to contribute, the documentation and NAMESPACE of this package are generated by roxygen2 and Rd2roxygen:

if (!require('Rd2roxygen') install.packages('Rd2roxygen')
rab('animation', install = TRUE)


Bugs and feature requests can be filed to Pull requests are also welcome.

Functions in animation

Name Description
Rosling.bubbles The bubbles animation in Hans Rosling's Talk
ani.options Set or query animation options Brownian Motion in a circle
CLELAL09 The NBA game between CLE Cavaliers and LAL Lakers on Dec 25, 2009
MC.samplemean Sample Mean Monte Carlo integration
ani.pause Pause for a while and flush the current graphical device
ani.record Record and replay animations
animation-package A Gallery of Animations in Statistics and Utilities to Create Animations
bisection.method Demonstration of the Bisection Method for root-finding on an interval
boot.iid Demonstrate bootstrapping for iid data
newton.method Demonstration of the Newton-Raphson method for root-finding
pageview Page views from Sep 21, 2007 to Dec 2, 2007 of Yihui's website
boot.lowess Bootstrapping with LOWESS
brownian.motion Demonstration of Brownian motion on the 2D plane
kmeans.ani Demonstration of the k-Means clustering algorithm
knn.ani Demonstration of the k-Nearest Neighbour classification
ani.start Generate an HTML animation page
ecol.death.sim A simulation of the death of two species with certain probabilities
flip.coin Probability in flipping coins
least.squares Demonstrate the least squares method
HuSpeech Word counts of a speech by the Chinese President Hu
MC.hitormiss Hit or Miss Monte Carlo integration
buffon.needle Simulation of Buffon's Needle
clt.ani Demonstration of the Central Limit Theorem
cv.ani Demonstration for the process of cross-validation
g.brownian.motion Brownian Motion using Google Visualization API
grad.desc Gradient Descent Algorithm for the 2D case
sample.strat Demonstration for the stratified sampling
sample.system Demonstration for the systematic sampling
ObamaSpeech Word counts of a speech by the US President Obama Demonstration of the concept of confidence intervals
im.convert A wrapper for the `convert' utility of ImageMagick or GraphicsMagick
saveVideo Convert a sequence of images to a video by FFmpeg
sim.qqnorm Simulation of QQ plots for the Normal distribution
moving.block Cycle through an R object and plot each subset of elements
mwar.ani Demonstration for ``Moving Window Auto-Regression''
saveGIF Convert images to a single animation file (typically GIF) using ImageMagick or GraphicsMagick
saveHTML Insert animations into an HTML page
lln.ani Demonstration of Law of Large Numbers
sample.ratio Demonstrate the ratio estimation in sampling survey
sample.simple Demonstration for simple random sampling without replacement
vi.lilac.chaser Visual Illusions: Lilac Chaser
cv.nfeaturesLDA Cross-validation to find the optimum number of features (variables) in LDA
price.ani Demonstrate stock prices in animations
qpdf A wrapper for the PDF toolkit qpdf
saveLatex Insert animations into a LaTeX document and compile it
saveSWF Convert images to Flash animations
iatemp Average yearly temperatures in central Iowa
kfcv Sample sizes for k-fold cross-validation
pdftk A wrapper for the PDF toolkit Pdftk
pollen Synthetic dataset about the geometric features of pollen grains
quincunx Demonstration of the Quincunx (Bean Machine/Galton Box)
sample.cluster Demonstration for the cluster sampling
vanke1127 Stock prices of Vanke Co., Ltd on 2009/11/27
vi.grid.illusion Visual illusions: Scintillating grid illusion and Hermann grid illusion
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Type Package
Date 2017-03-30
SystemRequirements ImageMagick ( or GraphicsMagick ( or LyX ( for saveGIF(); (PDF)LaTeX for saveLatex(); SWF Tools ( for saveSWF(); FFmpeg ( or avconv ( for saveVideo()
License GPL
LazyData yes
RoxygenNote 6.0.1

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