runif_on_spherePatch: Uniform sampling on a spherical patch

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runif_on_spherePatchR Documentation

Uniform sampling on a spherical patch

Description

Uniform sampling on a spherical patch (in dimension 3).

Usage

runif_on_spherePatch(n, r = 1, phi1, phi2, theta1, theta2)

Arguments

n

number of simulations

r

radius

phi1, phi2

numbers defining the latitudinal angle range

theta1, theta2

numbers defining the longitudinal angle range

Details

A sphere patch is the part of the sphere whose polar angles theta and phi satisfy 0 <= theta1 <= theta <= theta2 <= 2*pi and 0 <= phi1 <= phi <= phi2 <= pi.

Value

The simulations in a n times 3 matrix.

See Also

runif_on_stri for sampling on a spherical triangle.

Examples

# sampling on the first orthant:
sims <- 
  runif_on_spherePatch(100, phi1 = 0, phi2 = pi/2, theta1 = 0, theta2 = pi/2)
## Not run: 
library(rgl)
spheres3d(0, 0, 0, color = "red", alpha = 0.5)
points3d(sims)
## End(Not run)

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