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Re: "layering" 2d plots

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  • Subject: [mg60583] Re: [mg60568] "layering" 2d plots
  • From: Bob Hanlon <hanlonr at>
  • Date: Wed, 21 Sep 2005 03:20:15 -0400 (EDT)
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Look at the function StackGraphics in the standard add-on package 

Bob Hanlon

> From: Curtis Osterhoudt <gardyloo at>
To: mathgroup at
> 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.
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