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Re: Surface Plots (HELP!!!)

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  • Subject: [mg9103] Re: Surface Plots (HELP!!!)
  • From: "Stephen P Luttrell" <luttrell at signal.dra.hmg.gb>
  • Date: Mon, 13 Oct 1997 23:33:17 -0400
  • Organization: Defence Evaluation and Research Agency
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

> I am trying to graphically display a 3D probability distribution given
> by a function
> f(x,y,z) = probability, how can I do this?? It would be sufficient (even
> preferable) to plot the surface eclosing 95% probability, how can I do
> this??

You can do this with the package Graphics`ContourPlot3D`. Here is a
Mathematica 3 notebook that gives an example plot for a mixture of two
Gaussian PDFs.

Notebook[{

Cell[CellGroupData[{
Cell["Plot a Mixture of 2 Gaussians", "Section"],

Cell[BoxData[
    \(<< Graphics`ContourPlot3D`\)], "Input"],

Cell[BoxData[
    \(f[x_, y_, z_] := 
      Exp[\(-\(\(\((\((x - 1)\)\^2 + \((y - 1)\)\^2)\) + z\^2\)\/2\)\)] + 
        Exp[\(-\(\(\((\((x + 1)\)\^2 + \((y + 1)\)\^2)\) +
z\^2\)\/2\)\)]\)], 
  "Input"],

Cell[BoxData[
    \(\(ContourPlot3D[
      f[x, y, z] - 0.6, {x, \(-2\), 2}, {y, \(-2\), 2}, {z, \(-2\), 2}]; 
    \)\)], "Input"]
}, Open  ]]
},
FrontEndVersion->"Microsoft Windows 3.0",
ScreenRectangle->{{0, 1024}, {0, 712}},
WindowSize->{496, 604},
WindowMargins->{{111, Automatic}, {Automatic, 23}}
]

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