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Re: how to ListPlot3D large data sets

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  • Subject: [mg120486] Re: how to ListPlot3D large data sets
  • From: Joseph Gwinn <joegwinn at comcast.net>
  • Date: Mon, 25 Jul 2011 07:29:50 -0400 (EDT)
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In article <j0fou1$8pm$1 at smc.vnet.net>,
 "Ted Sariyski" <tsariysk at craft-tech.com> wrote:

> Hi, 
> I guess I am pushing the limits of ListPlot3D. I try to ListPlot3d a data
> set with many millions of records. I was not able to get an image from the
> full dataset, it takes forever. If I use e.g. every fifth record, although
> slow, I get an image. The machine running Mathematica is Windows 7 (64 bit),
> has 24 GB RAM and there was no swapping. I wonder what is considered as a
> reasonable data size for ListPlot3D and are there other tools in Mathematica
> for visualization of large data sets? 

How long did you wait for the full dataset picture to form?

I have plotted some very large datasets over the years, and although 
slow, it usually worked.  So long as there was enough memory.

But printing the image is quite another matter.


Joe Gwinn




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