Plot and manipulate a long list of X,Y,Z data in Mathematica 6.01

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg82507] Plot and manipulate a long list of X,Y,Z data in Mathematica 6.01*From*: pixelpounder <b_hallam at sbcglobal.net>*Date*: Tue, 23 Oct 2007 05:26:21 -0400 (EDT)

I have long lists of XYZ data that I wish to plot and manipulate in Mathematica. Most of the data is in tab delimited text format and my specific data is beneath a 15 line header and after 6 columns of data in the text file. What function can be used import the data in the proper format to plot in 3D, and which function should be used to plot this data? Mathematica seems to favor 2D data plots or 3D function plots but has very little info on 3D plotting in the help files. Thanks P