R/rot.matrix.R

Defines functions rot.matrix

Documented in rot.matrix

################################
#### Rotation matrix from a rotation axis and angle of rotation
#### Tsagris Michail 11/2013
#### [email protected]
#### References: Chang Ted (1986)
#### Spherical egession. Annals of statistics, 14(3): 907-924
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rot.matrix <- function(ksi, theta, rads = FALSE) {
  ## ksi is the rotation axis, where the first element is the
  ## latitude and the second is the longitude
  ## theta is the angle of rotation
  if ( rads ) {
    lat <- ksi[1]
    long <- ksi[2]
    the <- theta
  } else {
    lat <- ksi[1] * pi / 180
    long <- ksi[2] * pi / 180
    the <- theta * pi / 180
  }

  t1 <- cos(lat) * cos(long)
  t2 <- cos(lat) * sin(long)
  t3 <- sin(lat)
  L <- matrix( c(0, t3, -t2, -t3, 0, t1, t2, -t1, 0), ncol = 3 )
  diag(3) + L * sin(the) + L %*% L * ( 1 - cos(the) )
}

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