Re: "layering" 2d plots

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg60583] Re: [mg60568] "layering" 2d plots*From*: Bob Hanlon <hanlonr at cox.net>*Date*: Wed, 21 Sep 2005 03:20:15 -0400 (EDT)*Reply-to*: hanlonr at cox.net*Sender*: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

Look at the function StackGraphics in the standard add-on package Graphics`Graphics3D` Bob Hanlon > > From: Curtis Osterhoudt <gardyloo at mail.wsu.edu> To: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net > Date: 2005/09/20 Tue AM 05:20:02 EDT > Subject: [mg60583] [mg60568] "layering" 2d plots > > Hi, all, > > I have a question about the ability to show 2D graphics in a pseudo > 3D way. > > I have produced a series of 2D plots, each of some system with some > parameter changed slightly (this is experimental data. To forestall > questions along the lines of "why don't you sample the function in a > different way", I'll say that it's not possible yet. In addition, it'd > just be nice to see if this -- proposed -- way is possible in > practice). Although making an animation with the plots one after another > is possible, I think it'd be a bit easier to see what's going on if I > could "stack" each plot on top of the others, but with perspective shown. > > * Can I take a 2D plot, either an imported picture or a > Mathematica ArrayPlot or something similar, and show it in "3D", > in which the plot looks like a sheet of paper viewed from some > oblique angle, foreshortened appropriately? I think this is the > sticking point of the whole exercise. > * If the answer to the previous question is "yes", then how > would I stack several of these atop each other, so that trends > along the "stack axis" become apparent? Of course, some space > between each "sheet" would have to be given, so that the viewer > can look at (most of, depending on degree of overlap of the sheets > and viewpoint) each 2D dataset. > * Do others have need of a similar method of viewing data? > Should I submit a request for such an ability to Wolfram? > * Are there (hopefully opensource like gnuplot, but, e.g. Origin > is an acceptable answer) plotting routines which already do what > I'm trying to achieve? > > > Regards, and thanks, > Curtis O. > > -- > PGP Key ID: 0x235FDED1 > Please avoid sending me Word or PowerPoint attachments. > http://www.gnu.org/philosophy/no-word-attachments.html > >