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Re: Displaying 3D data as 2D + color ?

I posted a question on this a while back and I never got a really good answer, it
seems mathematica was not designed for extreme ease in plotting data  points that
are scattered.  I believe I ended up doing it with Hue[z/maxz*.9].  The .9 is
because with Hue[z], both z=0 and z=1 are red.  I'm currently running to the same
problem with contours, my max and min heights are red if I want color, or I can
remain in grayscale.
Derek Stoll
dcstoll at

Axel Kowald wrote:

> Hello,
> I got numerical 3D data (x,y,z coordinates) which are NOT lying on a
> grid, but are scattered. I would like to plot them as 2D with the color
> of the points indicating the z value. It seems the standard Mathematica plotting
> commands can't do that :-(
> But I'm sure there must be a package for this problem.
> Any hint is welcomed,
>         Axel
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