Re: Using ListPlot3D with real x,y.z coordinates

*To*: mathgroup at yoda.physics.unc.edu*Subject*: Re: Using ListPlot3D with real x,y.z coordinates*From*: prange at sdr.slb.com (Michael Prange)*Date*: 14 Sep 1992 13:46:36 -0400 (EDT)

> I am interested in using mathematica to read in a file of x,y,z > coordinates and plot them in 3D. ListPlot3D is used to plot an array > of heights, which tells me that you only can plot z values > corresponding to integer x and y values. I've looked through the > text, but cannot figure out how to solve my problem. I've had people > tell me that this type of plotting can be done using Mathematica, but > I have yet to see it. > > Andy Provenza NeXTmail is welcome. > NASA Lewis Research Center > Cleveland Ohio It would be nice if there were a ListParametricPlot3D, but as far as I know, there isn't. When I ran into this problem, I used Interpolation[] to create a continuous function from the list data and then used this interpolated function within ParametricPlot3D. It worked well for me. Michael prange at sdr.slb.com