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

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  • Subject: [mg25190] Re: Displaying 3D data as 2D + color ?
  • From: "David P. Johnson" <johnson at>
  • Date: Tue, 12 Sep 2000 21:24:33 -0400 (EDT)
  • Organization: Mississippi State University
  • References: <8pkka3$>
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at

In article <8pkka3$m39 at>, Axel Kowald
<axel at> 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

You could always run an interpolation scheme that fits your data into a
regular grid. Any plot function that does what you want will have to
interpolate anyway..

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