Plotting 3D Surface Plots using data from an external file

*To*: MathGroup at yoda.physics.unc.edu*Subject*: Plotting 3D Surface Plots using data from an external file*From*: jlane at what.sps.mot.com (John Lane)*Date*: Wed, 16 Mar 94 16:33:28 CST

I am trying to plot a 3D surface graph using data in a file of the form: x1 y1 z1 x2 y2 z2 . . xN yN zN This is the way that a plotting program called GENPLOT likes it. I have tried the following which, however, does not work: <<Graphics'Graphics3D' data=ReadList["datafile",Number,RecordLists->True] ListSurfacePlot3D[data] I get an error message and a blank screen. (These instructions came from the Mathematica help-line). Since my version of Mathematica excludes support, I can not request more help from Wolfram. They gave me your net address for possible help. Thanks, John Lane, Motorola DSP Division PCMedia Operation jlane at what.sps.mot.com