Computes and draws contour lines.

## Usage

```
ternary_contour(x, y, z, ...)
# S4 method for numeric,numeric,numeric
ternary_contour(
x,
y,
z,
value,
n = 50,
nlevels = 10,
levels = pretty(range(value, na.rm = TRUE), nlevels),
ilr = TRUE,
method = "linear",
extrapolate = FALSE,
palette = function(i) grDevices::hcl.colors(i, "YlOrRd", rev = TRUE),
...
)
# S4 method for ANY,missing,missing
ternary_contour(
x,
value,
n = 50,
nlevels = 10,
levels = pretty(range(value, na.rm = TRUE), nlevels),
ilr = TRUE,
method = "linear",
extrapolate = FALSE,
palette = function(i) grDevices::hcl.colors(i, "YlOrRd", rev = TRUE),
...
)
```

## Arguments

- x, y, z
A

`numeric`

vector giving the x, y and z ternary coordinates of a set of points. If`y`

and`z`

are missing, an attempt is made to interpret`x`

in a suitable way (see`grDevices::xyz.coords()`

).- ...
Further arguments to be passed to

`ternary_lines()`

.- value
A

`numeric`

vector giving the values to be plotted.- n
A length-one

`numeric`

specifying the number of grid points.- nlevels
A length-one

`numeric`

vector specifying the number of contour levels desired. Only used if`levels`

is`NULL`

.- levels
A

`numeric`

vector of levels at which to draw contour lines.- ilr
A

`logical`

scalar: should interpolation be computed in ILR space? If`FALSE`

, interpolation is computed in Cartesian space.- method
A

`character`

string: specifying the method for interpolation (see`interp::interp()`

).- extrapolate
A

`logical`

scalar: should extrapolation be used outside of the convex hull determined by the data points (see`interp::interp()`

)?- palette
A color palette

`function`

that takes a single integer argument (the number of levels) and returns a vector of colors.

## Value

`ternary_contour()`

is called it for its side-effects.

Invisibly returns a `list`

with elements `levels`

(the contour levels) and
`colors`

(the contour colors) that can be used for a legend.

## Details

Contour are computed from a bivariate interpolation onto a grid, after an isometric log ratio transformation of the original data.

## See also

`interp::interp()`

, `grDevices::contourLines()`

Other statistics:
`ternary_density()`

,
`ternary_ellipse()`

,
`ternary_hull()`

,
`ternary_mean()`

,
`ternary_pca()`

## Examples

```
## Add density
## Data from Aitchison 1986
ternary_plot(arctic, panel.first = ternary_grid())
levels <- ternary_contour(arctic, value = arctic$depth, n = 100, nlevels = 10)
## Add a legend
legend_image <- grDevices::as.raster(rev(levels$colors))
graphics::rasterImage(legend_image, 0.85, 0.75, 0.9, 1)
graphics::text(x = 0.9, y = c(0.75, 1), labels = range(levels$levels), pos = 4)
```