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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





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