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  • Subject: [mg19568] Re: Asking you how to...
  • From: Manfred Plagmann <m.Plagmann at>
  • Date: Wed, 1 Sep 1999 23:07:03 -0400
  • Organization: Industrial Research Ltd.
  • References: <7qfnae$>
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at

As far as I can recall the function ListPlot3D excepts a list of lists
as input. If you organize your data in the form {{dataX0, dataY0,
dataZ0(X,Y)}, {dataX1, ...}, ... , {dataXn, dataYn, dataZn(X,Y)}} it
should do what you want.


Huberto Closs wrote:

> Dear Sir,
> I am having a hard time to find out how to use Mathematica to plot
> experimental Physics results which consist of a set of lines with
> three measured numbers each, respectively corresponding to
>      DataX  DataY  DataZ[DataX,DataY]
> that is, where DataZ is a measured quantity whose two-dimensional
> dependence on variables DataX and DataY should be graphically
> displayed through three-dimensional and contour plots of DataZ as a
> function of DataX and DataY. Please note, however, that DataX and
> DataY are not evenly spaced, so that I cannot just take DataZ as an
> array and use ReadList and ListPlot3D or ListContourPlot to draw
> graphics showing DataZ dependence on DataX and DataY.
> I am using Mathematica Version 2.2. Please, tell me how to do it.
> Sincerely yours,
> Huberto Closs

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