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Re: ListPlot3D help

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  • Subject: [mg21502] Re: [mg21468] ListPlot3D help
  • From: Hartmut Wolf <hwolf at>
  • Date: Fri, 14 Jan 2000 02:43:23 -0500 (EST)
  • Organization: debis Systemhaus
  • References: <>
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at

Luca Bonci schrieb:
> Hello, I need to obtain a 3D plot by using a data file. I could not find
> any other way that to use ListPlot3D but it seem that this accepts only
> heigths arrays, namely a
> rectangular array containing the heights of the surface. In this way I
> cannot obtain the right
> scales on the x a y axis becasue the x and y data are not considered!
> Is there any way to plot a real three-dimensional set of data written as
> a set of {x,y,z} points?

Dear Luca,

perhaps you might try with Tom Wickham-Jones' Graphics Extensions

and then use

<< ExtendGraphics`SurfaceGraphics3D`

data = Table[{x = Pi Random[], y = 2 Pi Random[], Sin[x] Sin[y]},

ListSurfacePlot3D[data, BoxRatios -> {1, 1, 0.8}, ViewPoint -> {1.6,
-0.3, 2}]

-- Hartmut

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