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

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  • Subject: [mg82529] Re: Plot and manipulate a long list of X,Y,Z data in Mathematica 6.01
  • From: Januk <ggroup at sarj.ca>
  • Date: Wed, 24 Oct 2007 04:20:07 -0400 (EDT)
  • References: <ffkeor$s92$1@smc.vnet.net>

On Oct 23, 5:26 am, pixelpounder <b_hal... at sbcglobal.net> wrote:
> 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

Use Import.  Your code could be something like:

rawdata = Import[ "data_file.dat", "Table" ];
xyzdata = Drop[ rawdata, 15 ];
ListPlot3D[ xyzdata, PlotRange->All ]




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